Deepak Chopra to Anchor Opening Plenary Session: 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure of America

The Brain Connection - Using our Understanding of Consciousness to Enhance Total Wellbeing in Heart Failure Patients

Sep 19, 2011, 08:00 ET from The Heart Failure Society of America

BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepak Chopra will give a featured presentation "Mindfulness and the Heart/Brain Connection" during the Opening Plenary Session (The Brain Connection) at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA).  Dr. Chopra will address preventive cardiology in the context of total wellbeing, reversal of coronary artery disease and bioregulation. Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D., is Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

Dr. Chopra's discussion will focus on preventive cardiology using healing, transformation and higher consciousness to positively affect a heart failure patient's physical, emotional, spiritual, social, community and financial and ecological wellbeing. Additionally, Dr. Chopra will touch on reversing coronary artery disease, bioregulation, and will lead attendees through a special "heart meditation."

"I am looking forward to helping attendees gain a stronger understanding of consciousness to enhance their ability to make great choices, be creative and heal and awaken their dormant potentials," said Dr. Chopra. "This strong neurobiological connection can not only enhance a heart failure patient's total wellbeing, but can also keep their heart healthy."

Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. He is the author of more than sixty books translated into over eighty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

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About Heart Failure

Heart failure is a progressive condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened after it is injured, most commonly from heart attack or high blood pressure, and gradually loses its ability to pump enough blood to supply the body's needs. Many people are not aware they have heart failure because the symptoms are often mistaken for signs of getting older. Heart failure affects from 4.6 to 4.8 million individuals in the United States. Demographic and clinical evidence strongly suggests that the prevalence of heart failure will increase throughout the next decade. Ten to 15 years ago, heart failure was considered a "death sentence;" however, recent advances in treatment have shown that early diagnosis and proper care in early stages of the condition are key to slowing, stopping or in some cases reversing progression, improving quality of life, and extending life expectancy. For more information on heart failure, please visit

About the Heart Failure Society of America

The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) is a nonprofit educational organization, founded in 1994 as the first organized association of heart failure experts. The HFSA provides a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure research and patient care. The Society also serves as a resource for governmental agencies (FDA, NIH, NHLBI, CMS). The HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting is designed to highlight recent advances in the development of strategies to address the complex epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic issues of heart failure. Additional information on HFSA can be found at

SOURCE The Heart Failure Society of America