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Brenda

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

When Brenda was born, her parents were told she probably wouldn’t live to the age of five. She is ...

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Shannon

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Shannon’s congenital heart condition has meant numerous operations, however, a positive outlook ...

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Rich

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Going from the height of fitness to needing an aortic valve replacement was a big adjustment for ...

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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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Sri

Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Sri felt really scared when she was told her rheumatic heart disease and valve problems had led to ...

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Judy

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Judy wasn’t worried about her aortic valve replacement – it wasn’t an uncommon operation and ...

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Peter

Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Heart disease “runs rampant” through Peter’s family. He’s encouraging people talk openly ...

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Darrell

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

At the age of 37, Darrell went to the doctor with nausea, shortness of breath, swelling and ...

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Emma-Kate

Arrhythmia, Congenital heart disease

Born with a rare congenital heart condition, doctors didn’t think Emma-Kate would survive into ...

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Julie

Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Julie thought her childhood asthma was coming back to taunt her, but the real problem was far more ...

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Connie

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

As a result of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and rheumatic fever, Connie has heart failure and valve ...

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Faye

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

For most of her life, Faye has had to be self-reliant, but after open heart surgery all she really ...

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