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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Bowel Cancer Awareness

Bowel Cancer Awareness

It’s a little bit icky, but we’re going to have to talk about your bowels. And with good reason too because June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. Raising people’s awareness around bowel cancer is very important; bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death but if it’s found early, it’s highly treatable. I’m going to teach you what you need to know to be aware.
Burns First Aid

Burns First Aid

Dr. Nikki Stamp

As the weather starts to cool down, hospitals see a significant increase in burns from heaters and hot water bottles as Aussies try to keep warm. With June being National Burns Awareness month, Kidsafe aims to raise awareness of burns prevention and correct burn first aid.

With this is mind, HIF Blogger and medical professional Dr. Nikki Stamp shares the vital steps to ensure you know how to treat burns early so it limits the damage caused and stop it in its tracks.

The Symptoms of a Heart Attack

The Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Dr. Nikki Stamp
What are the warning signs of a heart attack? HIF blogger and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp shares her expert knowledge on the common, yet different symptoms to watch out for in both men and women. The sooner you can recognise the signs of a heart attack, the quicker you can get help and treatment.
Exercise for Your Heart

Exercise for Your Heart

Dr. Nikki Stamp

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia, it's largely preventable and exercise is an important way to do that. In fact, when it comes to heart health, any form of exercise is beneficial; whether it be walking, playing sport, swimming or dancing. Essentially, the more you exercise, the more efficient and stronger your heart muscle becomes. Plus, exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure, and it’s great for our mental health too! In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki Stamp explores the benefits of exercise and discusses the different levels of activity to aim for.

How Wearables Can Help Me

How Wearables Can Help Me

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Most of us use a smart watch or wearable or know someone who does. They no longer just count how many steps we take, they now monitor our sleep patterns, heart rate and even mood and stress. HIF Blogger Dr Nikki, talks about how wearables can keep your health and fitness goals on track, while discussing what the future of these devices could look like.

What You Need to Know About Cancer

What You Need to Know About Cancer

Dr. Nikki Stamp
Did you know that today is World Cancer Day? Every year on February 4, the world raises awareness around the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. It’s estimated that last year in Australia there were over 138,000 people diagnosed with cancer. There’s a lot of questions that people often have about cancer and for World Cancer Day, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp gives you some of the answers to the most common questions she gets asked about cancer.
Tips for Your Cholesterol

Tips for Your Cholesterol

Dr. Nikki Stamp

We all want to be heart-healthy and ensuring healthy levels of cholesterol is the first step. According to heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Cholesterol isn’t exactly a bad guy, in fact, it’s a vital substance in our bodies. It’s a small fatty molecule that is absolutely essential for life. It acts as a precursor to a number of hormones and forms the walls of the cells in our body. High cholesterol however, has been shown to be strongly associated with heart disease, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. Therefore, what we want to do is to keep them in safe levels.” In her latest article for HIF, Nikki shares her expert advice on the lifestyle changes you can do to help keep your blood fats in the best shape.

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