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Leonie

Heart attack

Leonie found that talking to other survivors helped her regain her confidence after her heart attack...

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Alec

Heart attack

Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself - it’s the only way to know you will be okay, says Alec, a...

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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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Scott

Angina

As an active 45-year-old farmer, it was unusual for Scott to feel so tired and unmotivated. It took ...

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Jason

Heart failure, High blood pressure

Jason was shocked to learn his symptoms of breathlessness and exhaustion were caused by heart ...

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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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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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Faye

Cardiac arrest

Faye, a 48-year-old schoolteacher at a primary school in Whanganui, epitomises the term ‘busy ...

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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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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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