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Raewyn

Heart attack

Raewyn had a horrifying experience out on the water when a routine swim became a battle for her ...

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Yvonne

Congenital heart disease

Yvonne received a congenital heart murmur diagnosis at age 38 but continued to lead an active life ...

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Chris

Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Chris was born amidst the picturesque backdrop of Canterbury, the youngest of ten siblings, his ...

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Natalie

Atrial fibrillation

For Natalie, a young wife, mother and nurse, her cardiac event happened on what seemed like an ...

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Leka

Heart attack

Leka had premonitions of his heart giving up in middle age that came true when he suffered a major ...

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Faye

Cardiac arrest

Faye, a 48-year-old schoolteacher at a primary school in Whanganui, epitomises the term ‘busy ...

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Barry

Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrest, Heart failure, Heart valve problems

Barry, now 75, had always been a keen sportsman in his youth and was not aware of any family members...

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Brenda

Brenda had never had any problems with her heart and thought herself fit and healthy. After seeking ...

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Graham

Heart valve problems

Having a heart event is traumatic and you have the right to be afraid, but living every day onward ...

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Jason

Heart failure, High blood pressure

Jason was shocked to learn his symptoms of breathlessness and exhaustion were caused by heart ...

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Steven

Heart attack

Steven and his father were hospitalised within the same week after both experiencing heart attacks. ...

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Sally

Atrial fibrillation

Sally’s ongoing battle with atrial fibrillation (AF) has led to many health concerns. She has ...

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