Our hearts – the good, the bad, and the sad

Heart and hands in sky sunset

Can you actually die from a broken heart?

Why do emotions have such an impact on the health of this major organ?

Epworth Freemasons cardiologist Dr Monique Watts explains how fragile and strong our hearts can be and what makes them ‘tick’.

Dr Watts, who is also a heart failure specialist working with the transplantation service at the Alfred Hospital, tells us that joy and the love hormone make our hearts very happy.

With thanks to ABC Radio Melbourne, listen to her chat with Sunday morning presenter Libbi Gorr.