Journeys

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Peneueta

Congenital heart disease

Peneueta was in his early 30s when he was shocked to discover he needed open heart surgery. He ...

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Ben

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

When Ben had valve surgery at the age of 25, he was nearly half a century younger than the next ...

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Fran

Heart attack

During her 20-year journey with heart disease, Fran has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass ...

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Rob

Congenital heart disease, Heart attack, Heart failure

Born with a congenital heart condition, Rob had his first cardiac procedure in 1956 and his most ...

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Jordan

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Until recently, Jordan rarely gave his congenital heart condition a second thought. But the need for...

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John

Arrhythmia, High blood pressure

John felt ‘off’ all day at work, and despite seeking help he still struck delays in getting the ...

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Claire

Heart attack

The first Claire knew of her heart attack was a sense of overwhelming tiredness. Three days later ...

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Roni

Aortic dissection

Recovering from aortic dissection surgery is hard enough, but for Roni there was also the need for ...

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Pirjo

Carer’s story

Pirjo’s husband Rick was hit by influenza which caused inflammation and damage to his heart. She ...

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Jeet

Cardiomyopathy, Heart attack

As a secretary of a senior citizens group, Jeet has been educating people about heart attacks for ...

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Ralph

Angina, Aortic aneurysm, Atrial fibrillation

After having stents, an aortic aneurysm repair and atrial fibrillation, Ralph is no stranger to ...

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Cynthia

Heart attack, SCAD

Within just 10 days, young mum Cynthia survived three heart attacks due to spontaneous coronary ...

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