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Kara

Atrial fibrillation

Two years ago, keen cyclist Kara began to experience heart symptoms during a ride on the slopes of ...

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Kipa

Aortic aneurysm

As the youngest of 10 siblings and with a solid connection to his marae, Kipa (Tūhourangi, Te Awara...

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Rob

Atrial fibrillation

Rob Waddell won gold at the Sydney Olympics, but he underwent life-changing surgery on his heart ...

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Dean

Atrial fibrillation

When Dean first noticed symptoms of the heart rhythm condition atrial fibrillation, he tried to ...

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Stuart

Cardiac arrest, Carer’s story, Heart attack

It was the morning of Friday 1 April 2022, when Stuart suffered a cardiac arrest on his ...

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Ray

Aortic dissection

Just two days before his heart event, 47-year-old Ray had been “running around like a spring ...

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Phil

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Phil was born with a congenital heart condition, which has required a number of heart surgeries over...

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Shannon

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Shannon’s congenital heart condition has meant numerous operations, however, a positive outlook ...

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Arthur

Angina, Cardiac arrest, Heart failure, High blood pressure

“Try and surround yourself with people who will give you positive motivation,” says Arthur – a...

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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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