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Nigel

Heart attack, High blood pressure, High cholesterol

When Nigel started having chest pains during a nasty cold, he took his daughters advice to seek ...

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Darren

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

Darren had always lived life at ‘full throttle’, so finding out he had a heart condition that ...

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Kerri

Heart failure, Heart valve problems

Kerri thought her breathlessness was asthma, so to be told she had heart failure and needed valve ...

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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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Adrienne

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

When Adrienne was diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (or what she liked to call ...

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Georgina

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

Georgina has lost both parents and seven of her siblings to heart disease. Here she talks about her ...

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Patrick

Atrial fibrillation, Heart failure

Patrick could not believe he had heart failure – he was working well and feeling well. “I ...

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Warren

Angina, Heart failure

Warren never guessed that the slight breathlessness he’d been experiencing was a cardiac problem ...

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Giff

Heart attack

With heart disease claiming his four siblings as well as his mum, Giff was grateful for the odds of ...

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Peggy

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

When Peggy was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, her heart was functioning at just 15%. But, with ...

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Robyn

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

Robyn woke up one morning and had no idea she was in Dunedin Hospital nor any recollection of how ...

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Tara

Arrhythmia, Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

At 20 years old, single-mum Tara was diagnosed with familial dilated cardiomyopathy, causing her ...

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