Journeys

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Anne

Congenital heart disease

“You are just under a lot of stress at the moment,” doctors said while prescribing ...

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Annie

Angina

As a former coronary care nurse, Annie had taught people in cardiac rehabilitation how to ...

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Celeste

Atrial fibrillation

Celeste has coped with three septal ablations and open heart surgery. But she says her ...

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Keith

Angina

Keith has returned from Germany, having won two trophies at an international ice-skating ...

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Peter

Arrhythmia

Peter has had his share of heart problems: a heart attack at 40, triple bypass surgery in ...

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Leonie

Heart attack

Despite a family history of silent heart attacks, Leonie put her seemingly mild symptoms ...

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Viv

Atrial fibrillation

Viv’s story starts back in 2009 when he was first diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. ...

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Elaine

Angina

Elaine was the first in her family to have heart problems. Now she wants others to know ...

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Jim

Angina

Jim survived a series of near-death experiences. He was pronounced dead after surgery 12 ...

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Maureen

Cardiac arrest

Through a lucky series of coincidences, Maureen’s 16-year-old granddaughter Sara-Anne ...

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Charlie

Angina

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

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Maria

Congenital heart disease

Maria lived 40 years undiagnosed with Wolff Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome, a congenital ...

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