Journeys

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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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Steve

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrest, Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

In 2008, life was trucking along as usual for Steve: a husband, father, and long-serving customs ...

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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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Dot

Carer’s story, Heart attack

Dot was with her friend, Neil, when he suffered a heart attack. Three months later she was with her ...

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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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Jennifer

Aortic aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Carer’s story, Heart failure, Heart valve problems

After more than 15 years of postponing surgery for his aortic stenosis and aortic aneurysm, ...

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Giff

Heart attack

With heart disease claiming his four siblings as well as his mum, Giff was grateful for the odds of ...

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Jean

Arrhythmia

Within half-an-hour of being fitted with a pacemaker, Jean felt like a transformed bionic woman. ...

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Stewart

Atrial fibrillation

Recently retired cardiologist Stewart has lived with atrial fibrillation for 20 years, and hopes ...

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Don

Heart attack

On the 27th of January Don woke in the night with chest pains. A doctor’s appointment the next ...

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Thelma

Atrial fibrillation, Heart attack

After two very different heart attacks, Thelma discovered a third heart problem that was causing ...

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Dennis

Heart attack

Dennis was not as shaken up by his heart attack as his ward mates, but for a long time afterwards he...

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