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Te Aturangi

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

After driving himself to hospital, Te Aturangi suffered both a heart attack and cardiac arrest. ...

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Chris

Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Chris was born amidst the picturesque backdrop of Canterbury, the youngest of ten siblings, his ...

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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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Geoff

Heart valve problems

Geoff was diagnosed with a leaky mitral valve at 37 years old, which resulted in surgery in 2016. ...

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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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Barry

Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrest, Heart failure, Heart valve problems

Barry, now 75, had always been a keen sportsman in his youth and was not aware of any family members...

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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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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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Hamish

Aortic aneurysm, Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

The need for heart surgery came as no surprise to Hamish, he’d been living with a heart condition ...

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John

Heart valve problems

John thought his mild breathlessness was due to age. But a check-up following a bout of pneumonia ...

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Kristine

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Kristine’s stroke back in 2004 was a mystery to doctors until they discovered a long list of ...

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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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