How do you mend a broken heart?

Friday 23rd Mar 2018, 3.37pm

Lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub is the sound of your heart beating in your chest. This is how we know we are alive. But what happens if it stops? Of course, if there are doctors and nurses around they can get it started again – but does this mean your heart is truly fixed? In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we visited cardiovascular biologist, Nicola Smart, from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics to ask: “How do you mend a broken heart?”