Cardiologist Andrew Freeman, MD, explains the connection between love and the heart, and how spending time with loved ones, including pets, can improve your heart health.
Most heart doctors never talk about love. Why is love associated with the heart? Love and the heart go hand in hand. Data suggests people who have supportive connections in life - a spouse, a family member, or even a dog - they do better. They have fewer heart attacks. They survive heart attacks better. Believe it or not, there is an emerging field of science showing the heart-love connection. Studies have shown that being with the one you love can lower blood pressure.