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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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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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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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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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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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Ruth

Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

“Life can be good again,” says Ruth, a critical care nurse who learned about the far-reaching ...

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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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Peta

Heart attack, Heart failure, Heart valve problems

Heart failure, a heart attack and two strokes have only just started slowing Peta down…...

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Anne

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

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

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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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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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Juliet

Aortic aneurysm, Heart valve problems

A thumping in her chest while going uphill was the first sign of heart trouble for Juliet, but it ...

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