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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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Elizabeth

Heart attack

As a fit person without high cholesterol or elevated blood pressure, Elizabeth didn’t think ...

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Vivienne

Atrial fibrillation

It’s been a decade since Vivienne experienced her first atrial fibrillation symptoms. She says a ...

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Jim

Angina, Heart attack, High blood pressure

Jim thought heart attacks always came with the kind of crushing pain seen on TV. So he was surprised...

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David

Angina

Chest pain led him to the doctor, but for public health worker David, what happened next was a ...

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Michael

Heart attack

Life-long athlete Michael has completed Coast-to-Coasts and marathons, and always placed a high ...

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Mirjana

Heart attack

Fourteen years of nursing did not prepare Mirjana for her heart attack. Like many others, she ...

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Maggie

Heart attack, Heart failure

As someone who was always fit and healthy, Maggie initially felt shocked and then angry she’d had ...

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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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Jack

Angina

A series of frightening symptoms led Jack into a maze as he tried to locate the cause and solution ...

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Jack

Heart attack

Jack experienced a heart attack and pericarditis amid the Covid-19 crisis. Here he shares his story ...

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Bob

Angina

“Heart trouble? That would be ridiculous! I have been fit all my life, my heart must be as tough ...

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