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How to Mend a Broken Heart

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Listen up, Lonely Hearts Club. Before you get all frothy about the holiday that rubs salt in the wounds of your failed attempts at love, take a page out of Beth Croce’s book on How to Mend a Broken Heart, will ya? Because I’m sure that all you need to cauterize the wound inflicted by your last lover is a spanky cute pin up guy/gal to dive in to your thoracic cavity, grab a hold of that bleeding aorta and squeeze. And oh, did I mention? Beth Croce is stationed down under, in Aussie, mate. So dig their killer accents. **swoooooon**

There’s a little somethin’ for everyone. The blonde, the brunette…

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Lovely Rosie lends a helping hand while the aortic balloon catheter is deployed. Acrylic and ink wash on vintage text - Limited edition prints available - just click on the image

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A large needle driver is a girl's best friend in coronary bypass graft surgery. Acrylic and ink wash on vintage text - Limited edition prints available - just click on the image

But wait, there’s more!
Joaqin Phoenix in his skivvies. To the rescue. Ahoy!

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Handsome Hugh holding the line during the application of cardiac support device. Acrylic and ink wash on vintage text - Limited edition prints available - just click on the image

Brazilian babe in Speedo? Anyone?

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Tom takes a moment to strike a pose before the unfurling of the stent. Acrylic and ink wash on vintage text - Limited edition prints available - just click on the image

Hipstah-honeys like ‘em lean ‘n green, in skinny jeans…

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Ben keeps a fine, firm grip on the brachiocephalic graft. Acrylic and ink wash on vintage text - Limited edition prints available - just click on the image

Annnnd, the hot geek. You know you want her:

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Jenny goes that one step further to make sure every inch of the aortic graft gets a polish. Acrylic and ink wash on vintage text - Limited edition prints available - just click on the image

This series is part of BrokenHeartBooks – A ten volume series of vintage (date unknown) encyclopedias with hand painted covers by medical illustrator/artist Beth Croce

Beth Croce website: BioPerspective
Follow her on Twitter @BioArts
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Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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