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Can you die of a broken heart? : a heart surgeon's insight into what makes us tick / Nikki Stamp.

By: Stamp, Nikki [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, New South Wales : Murdoch Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 223 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760631666; 1760631663.Subject(s): Emotions | Cardiovascular system -- Diseases | Heart -- Diseases | Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention | Heart -- Diseases -- TreatmentDDC classification: 616.1 Summary: In the vein of "Gut and The Brain That Changes Itself", a gripping exploration into the inner workings of the heart and how emotions and lifestyle affect every beat. 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.
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In the vein of Gut and The Brain That Changes Itself, a gripping exploration into the inner workings of the heart and how emotions and lifestyle affect every beat 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.

In the vein of "Gut and The Brain That Changes Itself", a gripping exploration into the inner workings of the heart and how emotions and lifestyle affect every beat. 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.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In this helpful, simply written health guide, surgeon Stamp introduces readers to the basics of heart anatomy and care. Drawn to a career in medicine even in childhood, Stamp shares her early wonder and fascination at the heart's amazing capabilities. While she answers the fascinating question of the title early on, she also answers many others, covering topics as varied as stress's role in heart disease, transplants and mechanical hearts (with a shout-out to Dick Cheney), nutrition and exercise, and sleep's role in heart health. She also looks at how differently heart disease affects women and men, observing that men have more heart attacks than women but tend to fare better when attacks occur, and that heart attacks can present in women as something quite different, such as fatigue. In a particularly helpful section, she goes over fundamental "symptoms and how to talk about them," with specific language to use when talking to a doctor. She also discusses how much exercise is enough, how even pets can help, and why disease prevention is key to a healthy heart. Stamp's well-appointed resource will leave her audience with plenty of useful suggestions on tending to an all-important organ with one's "body, mind, and soul." (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.