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7th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 16-18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

October 16 -18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NWC 2023

Mina Kumari Karki

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2023 - Mina Kumari Karki
Mental Hospital, Nepal
Title : Heart diseases, anxiety disorders, and negative thoughts


The mind and the heart are inextricably linked. Depression, worry, loneliness, anger, and chronic stress are all negative mental states that can increase the risk of heart disease or worsen existing cardiac problems. Cardiomyopathy develops in response to suddenly hearing stressful news, such as a loved one being diagnosed with cancer. Thus, intense emotions, such as anger, can also lead to abnormal heart rhythms. When you are stressed, your blood pressure and heart rate both rise. Chronic stress causes your body to produce harmful quantities of stress hormones such as cortisol, which can alter blood clots. All of these factors can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Negative thoughts, feelings, or emotions may influence lifestyle patterns, increasing the risk of heart disease. People who are chronically stressed, nervous, sad, or angry are more likely to consume excessive amounts of alcohol, smoke, overeat, and exercise insufficiently– all harmful habits that are detrimental to their heart health.

Keywords: Anxiety, heart disease, negative thought

Audience Take Aways Notes:

  1. Understanding the Connection between Mental States and Heart Health: The presentation explores the intricate link between the mind and the heart. Attendees will gain insight into how negative mental states, such as depression, worry, loneliness, anger, and chronic stress, can significantly impact cardiovascular health.
  2. Recognizing the Impact of Intense Emotions on Heart Function: The audience will learn about the potential consequences of intense emotions on the heart, such as the development of abnormal heart rhythms and the increased risk of cardiomyopathy. The presentation highlights the importance of managing emotions effectively to maintain a healthy heart.
  3. Exploring the Effects of Chronic Stress on Heart Disease: The presentation delves into the detrimental effects of chronic stress on heart health. Attendees will gain knowledge about how prolonged stress raises blood pressure, increases heart rate, and leads to the production of harmful stress hormones like cortisol, ultimately increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  4. Identifying the Influence of Negative Thoughts and Emotions on Lifestyle Choices: The audience will understand how negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions can impact lifestyle patterns, potentially increasing the risk of heart disease. The presentation highlights the connection between chronic stress, emotional states, and unhealthy habits such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, overeating, and inadequate exercise.

Overall, this presentation provides valuable insights into the mind-heart connection, emphasizing the importance of mental well-being in maintaining a healthy heart and making informed lifestyle choices.


Mrs. Mina Kumari Karki is a dedicated registered Nurse from Nepal, with over 20 years of experience as a senior nurse at the Mental Hospital in Lagankhel, Lalitpur. She holds an M.Sc. degree in Nursing, specializing in Community Health. Mrs. Karki has tirelessly served her country in various capacities, focusing on community health, nursing care, policy-making, communicable diseases, and mental health. Her passion for research has led her to actively participate in international and national conferences, seminars, and workshops related to her areas of interest. She has also been involved in different social organizations, such as the Lions Club, and Red-cross, Nursing Association for community service. Mrs. Mina Kumari Karki's invaluable contributions have significantly impacted the field of nursing and healthcare in Nepal.