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Heart attack

After making her case in a council meeting, as she’d done for many years, Jenny suffered her first...

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Arrhythmia, High blood pressure

John felt ‘off’ all day at work, and despite seeking help he still struck delays in getting the ...

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Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

At 49, Diane was not only shocked to have a heart attack – she also struggled with the time it ...

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Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Going from the height of fitness to needing an aortic valve replacement was a big adjustment for ...

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Atrial fibrillation

Dorothy knew how to cope with the anxiety and panic attacks that she’d lived with most of her ...

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Carer’s story, Congenital heart disease, Heart attack

First there was an undiagnosed heart attack. Then, a trail of treatments with either limited or ...

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Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

Robyn woke up one morning and had no idea she was in Dunedin Hospital nor any recollection of how ...

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Atrial fibrillation, Congenital heart disease

Despite being born with a heart defect, Mark went on to be fitter than most and to doing a ...

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Angina, Cardiac arrest, Heart failure, High blood pressure

“Try and surround yourself with people who will give you positive motivation,” says Arthur – a...

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Atrial fibrillation, Heart failure

Patrick could not believe he had heart failure – he was working well and feeling well. “I ...

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Yvonne’s life was so full and contented that she was oblivious to any issues with her heart. Then ...

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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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