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David

Angina, Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Even though David’s family has a history of heart attacks, it took him three months to visit the ...

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Margarita

Angina

Margarita had been suffering from breathlessness for a while, but as she had another serious illness...

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Sarah

Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo

After being diagnosed with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Sarah soon discovered how little was known ...

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Marty

Aortic aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Marty has refused to be defined by his congenital heart conditions, and his open heart surgeries. In...

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Anne

Angina, Atrial fibrillation

Anne has lived with microvascular angina for 25 years and more recently was diagnosed with atrial ...

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Nicky

Aortic aneurysm, 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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Peter

Aortic aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Heart valve problems

As someone living with tachycardia, valve disease and an aortic aneurysm, Peter is all too familiar ...

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Peter

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, High blood pressure

After a climb up Mount Taranaki, passionate hiker Peter experienced an irregular heartbeat and high ...

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Janice

Heart attack

Janice knew she hadn’t been feeling 100%, but it wasn’t until her GP ordered some blood tests ...

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Denise

Cardiac arrest, Carer’s story

Denise woke one night with a pain in her shoulder and what she thought was indigestion. Just 15 ...

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Anna

Heart attack, SCAD

As a former international triathlete Anna was used to pushing her body to its limits. So when she ...

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Mofini

Angina

Mofini's story of heart bypass surgery is available in Tongan and English. Taking six months off ...

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