Stories

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  • Within two years of having a heart attack up to one in five people in New Zealand experience further problems needing repeat admissions to hospital or even death.

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  • A thirteen-year-old boy is calling on schools and workplaces to support his project which aims to reduce the number of Kiwis dying from cardiac arrest.

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  • When Colleen Dolan saw a doctor for knee pain, asthma, and a touch of indigestion, she did not expect to undergo open-heart surgery – she’s sharing her story to raise awareness of what heart disease can look like.

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  • When Wendy Laurence experienced persistent back pain one weekend she had no idea that her life was about to be turned upside down.

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  • Heart failure nurse Dr. Simone Inkrot has just received a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award at the ESC Congress in Munich.

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  • Cardiologist Dr Chris Nunn credits the Heart Foundation for allowing him to gain the international experience he needed to establish a groundbreaking interventional angioplasty programme.

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  • When Natasha Boyle and her five-year-old son Isaac line up for the start of the Fitbit Family 5km challenge at this year’s ASB Auckland Marathon on 28 October, they’ll be wearing their hearts on their sleeves – as Heart Racers raising money for the Heart Foundation.

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  • 19 September 2018
    A heartfelt tribute

    Every step Charmaine Michell takes at the ASB Auckland Marathon on 28 October will be in heartfelt tribute to her late husband John, who died suddenly last year from his second heart attack, which led to cardiac arrest.

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  • 7 September 2018
    Baker, Baker… Heart Racers

    When Sarah Baker’s blood starts pumping at this year’s ASB Auckland Marathon – as part of the Heart Foundation’s Heart Racer team – she’ll be able to turn her head to look her inspiration in the eye, with her dad, Nigel Baker running at her side.

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  • 28 August 2018
    Update from the Big Apple

    New York training is in full swing for Heart Foundation Overseas Fellow Dr Mariusz Wolbinski. Here's an update on his progress.

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  • The French Riviera city of Nice is a dream holiday spot for most, but for Stephen Parun, 48, it was a beautiful backdrop for his recent Ironman success – an incredible feat, just three years after he collapsed outside a London pub, from a heart attack leading to cardiac arrest.

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  • Last year, when Terry Morris (49) ditched his 36-year-smoking-habit, he soon realised he wasn’t very fit.

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