Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

by Nikki Stamp

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 21/02/2018

  $16.93

'Dr Stamp is so clearly in love with her subject: that wonderful and yet still mysterious organ, the human heart.' Michael Mosley


When actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, the world diagnosed it as 'heartbreak'. But what's the evidence? Does emotional upheaval affect the heart? Can love, or chocolate, really heal our heart problems? And why do we know so much about heart attacks in men, when they are more fatal in women?


Heart and lung surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and how a life-saving transplant works. Stamp fell in the love with the heart as a child and continues to be fascinated by its workings and the whole-of-life experiences that affect it. Rich with anecdotes, and insights for maintaining heart health, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? is a blockbuster from a uniquely positioned young specialist.

ISBN:
9781760635503
9781760635503
Category:
Coping with illness & specific conditions
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
21-02-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS is a cardiothoracic surgeon, one of only 11 female heart surgeons in Australia. Her clinical work is at the forefront of cardiothoracic surgery, including transplants and congenital heart disease. She has a particular interest in women's heart disease and how the medical system can better serve female patients.

Nikki has hosted heart health episodes for Australia's flagship science TV programme, Catalyst, as well as Operation Live, in which she commentated a live caesarean birth. Her first book, Can You Die of a Broken Heart?, has been translated into seven languages.

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