Journeys

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Phil

Heart attack

Phil was a little embarrassed when ambulance staff wheeled him in to hospital after he started ...

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Miriama

Arrhythmia

Miriama first experienced a racing heartbeat while living in Australia. When she suffered similar ...

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Shona

Congenital heart disease

At the age of 27 Shona was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a condition that can cause abnormal ...

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Pita

Atrial fibrillation,  Heart attack,  Heart failure

Pita says the atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart attack he suffered in 2015 were a ‘fax sent from ...

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Nelson

Heart attack

Nelson had always thought he was indestructible. But a heart attack changed all that. Here is his ...

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Lloyd

Heart attack

Cars have always been Lloyd’s passion, so it’s not surprising he’s a guy who lives life at a ...

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Nicky

Congenital heart disease,  Heart valve problems

Nicky has known all her life that she was born with a bicuspid aortic valve, but it wasn’t until ...

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Antz

Angina

When Antz first felt minor chest pain he ignored it, but his boss insisted he see the GP. Now he ...

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Kristine

Atrial fibrillation,  Heart valve problems,  Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Kristine’s stroke back in 2004 was a mystery to doctors until they discovered a long list of ...

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Dave

Heart attack

Dave’s wife thought he was a ‘heart attack waiting to happen’. Dave thought he was ...

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Michael

Cardiomyopathy,  Heart attack

Michael experienced extreme fatigue for more than a decade before he was diagnosed with hypertrophic...

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Charlie

Angina

When he failed his bi-annual physical competence test, Rotorua policeman Charlie wanted some ...

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