The City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are pleased to present Dr Nikki Stamp on 'Can You Die of a Broken Heart?' Book online now for this exciting event.
About 'Can You Die of a Broken Heart?'
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 heart problems? 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.
About Dr Nikki Stamp
Dr Nikki Stamp is one of only a handful of female heart and lung surgeons in Australia, and has a strong desire to change the way we think about health. She holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in cardiothoracic surgery and trained at some of the country's busiest hospitals.