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 our heart problems? And why do we know so much about heart attacks in men, when they are more fatal in women?

Can You Die of a Broken Heart? will be released in March 2018*


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.



Available in March 2018, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? delves into the inner workings of the miraculous human heart. You will learn how the heart works, how it breaks, how to do a heart transplant and if superfoods can really save us. 

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

A heart and lung surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp draws upon her experiences being up close to the human heart. The science is broad from how our emotions affect our bodies to stem cells and nutrition, looking into the mysteries and questions that we can ask about the life-giving heart. Peppered with stories of people and patients Dr Stamp has been inspired by over her career, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? is sure to change how precious you think your own heart is. 

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

will be released March 2018, published by Murdoch Books.

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For more information, please see the Murdoch Books release here

International dates will be announced very shortly.