Food for Thought - Can You Die of a Broken Heart

Manning Community Hall$5 cash paid prior to the event

Food for Thought - 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; Can You Die of a Broken Heart? Does emotional upheaval affect the physical heart? Can love, or chocolate, really heal our damaged hearts? And why do we know so much about heart attacks in men, when they are more fatal in women?

Dymocks Garden City and South Perth Libraries invite you to attend this fascinating Food for Thought event. Join heart and lung surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp as she takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and how a life-saving transplant works, as well as answering the questions of death by heartbreak.


Dr Nikki Stamp holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from the University of Western Australia, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery. Nikki writes regularly for The Huffington Post, is the host of Podcast One’s Women With Heart, host of ABC Catalyst: Heartbeat: The Miracle Inside You and is an ambassador for the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign, highlighting women and diversity in surgery.

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

– Dr Michael Mosley


Doors open at 6pm

Book sales and signing available on the night.

Parking available in the basement off Bradshaw Cres. 

Contact : 9474 0822

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