Dr. Nikki Stamp

One of only eleven female cardiothoracic surgeons in Australia, Dr Nikki Stamp is a Heart Surgeon on a mission - to bring inspiration and education to people everywhere.

Nikki 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 is determined to help educate the public about the importance of heart health. She has a strong desire to change the way we think about health and is committed to raising awareness of women’s heart disease, currently the number one killer of Australian women.

Nikki is a sought after speaker, mentor and prominent participant in the ‘I Look Like a Surgeon’ campaign, which aims to provide women with strong, positive role models. She was chosen as one of Harper Bazaar’s Women of the Year for 2017 as well as Mamamia’s Inspirational Women You Can Look Up To.

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What Are Hiccups?

What Are Hiccups?

Dr. Nikki Stamp
What old wives’ tale have you used to get rid of your hiccups? Some people say the cure is to drink upside down, whilst others suggest a small shot of vinegar or even holding your breath. We’re sure you’ve heard of a few more, but did you know that in some people hiccups can stay around for weeks, even months! We caught up with Dr. Nikki Stamp to discuss all things hiccup related, including what they are, what causes them, and how you can treat them.
What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Do you know what is a healthy blood pressure is? Perhaps you’re unsure as to what’s too high or too low? According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Your body has lots of ways to, measure its own blood pressure and maintain the blood pressure within a range that is healthy for your body. Too high can damage your blood vessels and organs and too low may mean not enough blood gets to your organs. In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki, answers some common questions about blood pressure and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes

The Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes

Did you know that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day? That’s one person every five minutes. According to medical health professional, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Currently, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, with current predictions telling us that this number is set to grow even more.” With these alarming statistics in mind, Nikki delves into the two types of diabetes, what it means and how it can be prevented or managed.

Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

Dr. Nikki Stamp

We know kids are resilient, but there may be a time when, as a parent you might find yourself heading to the emergency department (ED). According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “when it comes to kids, the general rules for heading to the ED include being particularly lethargic, not drinking or weeing much, looking particularly pale or dusky, as well as your own worry.” In this article, Dr. Nikki provides her expert advice on the specific signs you need to be aware of.

Women’s Hearts and Pregnancy

Women’s Hearts and Pregnancy

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Did you know heart disease kills more women than cancer, nearly three times as many women as breast cancer? According to heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, "Pregnancy is seen as the ultimate ‘stress test’ for a woman’s heart. This year, as part of June’s ‘Making the Invisible Visible’ campaign run by the Heart Foundation we’re raising awareness around the changes to a woman’s heart during and after pregnancy." In her latest article for HIF, Nikki shares her expert advice on how to keep your heart healthy.

Donating Blood - What You Need To Know

Donating Blood - What You Need To Know

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Did you know that every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day? The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. With this in mind, we caught up with heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, who explains the importance of blood donation and what you need to know. 

Tips to Stay Healthy with Asthma this Winter

Tips to Stay Healthy with Asthma this Winter

Dr. Nikki Stamp
Winter is fast approaching and for people with asthma, it’s a good time to make sure your lungs are well taken care of. According to Dr. Nikki Stamp, "In winter, people with asthma (or in fact any lung condition) may find their asthma worse, depending on their trigger. Common colds or flus are more common during the winter months and for people with asthma, 4 out of 5 people have a recent viral infection that causes a significant asthma attack or flare in their symptoms." So how can we keep asthma at bay in the cold? In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki shares her top tips to stay healthy with asthma this winter.  
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

Dr. Nikki Stamp
One of the most common questions heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp gets asked is, ‘Can you die of a broken heart?’. According to Nikki, "Heart break is by no means a medical term. Whatever the cause though, heart break is kind of an extreme form of stress. And what we know about stress and in fact a lot of emotions, is that the emotional stress that you feel has a strong connection to the physical body and can impact on our physical health." In her latest article for HIF, Nikki takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and examines how heartbreak can literally break us. 
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