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Can You Die of a Broken Heart? : A heart surgeon's insight into what makes us tick - Nikki Stamp

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

A heart surgeon's insight into what makes us tick

eBook Published: 21st February 2018
ISBN: 9781760635503
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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.

Title is a bit misleading


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.

Tasmania Australia



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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: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 21st February 2018
Publisher: Murdoch Books

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