Journeys

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Peggy

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

When Peggy was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, her heart was functioning at just 15%. But, with ...

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Pete

Angina, Congenital heart disease, Heart attack

Pete's wife, Pam, experienced an angina attack on Waitangi Day in 2018. In this Journeys story, Pete...

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Darren

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

Darren had always lived life at 'full throttle', so finding out he had a heart condition that might ...

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Sri

Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Sri felt really scared when she was told her rheumatic heart disease and valve problems had led to ...

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Bill

Angina

Auckland resident, Bill Harrison, was 62 when he started having chest pains while taking walks on ...

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Connie

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

As a result of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and rheumatic fever, Connie has heart failure and valve ...

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Elizabeth

Heart attack

As a fit person without high cholesterol or elevated blood pressure, Elizabeth didn’t think ...

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Wilson

Angina, Cardiac arrest

Wilson recovered quite quickly after his first heart attack in 1991. But a more serious heart attack...

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Rachel

Arrhythmia

As someone who was training for an ultra-marathon, Rachel assumed her very low heart rate was a sign...

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Peter

Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Heart disease "runs rampant" through Peter's family. He's encouraging people talk openly about ...

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Aylene

Carer’s story

Aylene cared for her brother Jason during his final journey with heart disease. She opened her home ...

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Ash

Arrhythmia, Cardiac arrest, Cardiomyopathy

There's no doubt Ash's two cardiac arrests were life-changing events. But it was the anxiety that ...

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