Journeys

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Hamish

Aortic aneurysm, Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

The need for heart surgery came as no surprise to Hamish, he’d been living with a heart condition ...

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Trevor

Arrhythmia, Heart attack

Even though Trevor had successfully managed a heart rhythm problem for years, his heart attack still...

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Mereana

Aortic aneurysm, High blood pressure, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Shortly before Christmas 2020, Mereana found out she had rheumatic heart disease and needed surgery....

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Gary

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

Gary’s world came crashing down when he had a heart attack and four cardiac arrests. After getting...

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John

Heart valve problems

John thought his mild breathlessness was due to age. But a check-up following a bout of pneumonia ...

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Michael

Heart attack

Life-long athlete Michael has completed Coast-to-Coasts and marathons, and always placed a high ...

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Maggie

Heart attack, Heart failure

As someone who was always fit and healthy, Maggie initially felt shocked and then angry she’d had ...

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Eilidh

Arrhythmia, Heart failure

For years Eilidh's breathlessness and chest pain was attributed to asthma, stress and anxiety. When ...

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Peneueta

Congenital heart disease

Peneueta was in his early 30s when he was shocked to discover he needed open heart surgery. He ...

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Ben

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

When Ben had valve surgery at the age of 25, he was nearly half a century younger than the next ...

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Fran

Heart attack

During her 20-year journey with heart disease, Fran has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass ...

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Rob

Congenital heart disease, Heart attack, Heart failure

Born with a congenital heart condition, Rob had his first cardiac procedure in 1956 and his most ...

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