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'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.
My special interest is in effects of psychological events on morbidity and mortality. I was expecting this book to be about Can you Die of a Broken Heart. I was expecting "broken heart" to mean a psychological event. My mistake. Unfortunately it was really hardly about psychological causes at all. It was a fairly run of the mill book about heart disease written by a surgeon.
Introduction: What is it about the heart? 1.Can you die of a broken heart? 2.Stressed-out hearts 3.'New' hearts: transplants and mechanical hearts 4.The medical mysteries of a woman's heart 5.Can love heal? 6.Feeding your heart 7.Exercise: getting that heart pumping 8.Red wine, dark chocolate and superfoods 9.Depression: can a heart be blue? 10.Sleepy hearts 11.Family affairs of the heart 12.How to talk about your heart 13. The heart's journey: where we've come from and where we are going
ISBN: 9781760635503 ISBN-10: 1760635502 Format:
Number Of Pages: 224 Published: 21st February 2018 Publisher: Murdoch Books