Journeys

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Vivienne

Atrial fibrillation

It’s been a decade since Vivienne experienced her first atrial fibrillation symptoms. She says a ...

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Tara

Arrhythmia,  Cardiomyopathy,  Heart failure

At 20 years old, single-mum Tara was diagnosed with familial dilated cardiomyopathy, causing her ...

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Andy

Atrial fibrillation

Since experiencing exhausting episodes of atrial fibrillation (AF) while exercising, Andy has been ...

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Jeanette

Aortic dissection,  Cardiomyopathy,  Heart valve problems

After going to A&E for an unrelated problem Jeanette was shocked to learn she had heart valve ...

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John

Arrhythmia,  Atrial fibrillation

Partway through a home renovation, John had to take several months off after discovering a problem ...

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Jo

Arrhythmia,  Atrial fibrillation,  Cardiac arrest

Jo had lived with heart arrhythmias and coronary artery spasms for nearly two decades. But nothing ...

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Jeni

Heart attack

Jeni was an active 68-year-old who always considered herself fairly fit and strong. Then she had a ...

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Pete

Heart attack

At 34 years old, Pete thought he was too young and active to have a heart attack. Thirteen months ...

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Wendy

Heart attack

It was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. What had begun the day before as a twitch in...

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Teresa

Angina,  Heart attack

Twenty years ago Teresa’s heart symptoms were so bad she struggled to walk to her letterbox. But ...

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Bernard

Arrhythmia,  Atrial fibrillation

As an avid Formula One fan, Bernard found himself in the race of his life when his heart started ...

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Kerri

Heart failure,  Heart valve problems

Kerri thought her breathlessness was asthma, so to be told she had heart failure and needed valve ...

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