Journeys

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Rachel

Heart attack

Rachel talks about the heart attack symptoms she experienced and her struggle to identify them as a ...

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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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Helen

Heart attack

Helen talks about her experience of a heart attack and her perspective looking to the future....

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Diann

Carer’s story, Heart attack

Diann talks about her family's history with heart disease and losing her husband to a heart attack....

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Jacquey

Carer’s story, Heart attack

Jacquey’s husband Andy had a heart attack and subsequent bypass surgery, but his suffering was not...

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Stephen

Heart attack

“There was no pain at all, there was no clutching of the chest, no saying ‘ooh-oh really ...

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Joanne

Atrial fibrillation

When Joanne started getting heart palpitations, she put it down to the rush of getting everything ...

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Warren

Angina, Heart failure

“I could hardly breathe. It was as though someone was turning a vice around my stomach, squeezing ...

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Victor

Heart attack

Aged 82 at the time of his heart attack, medical staff weren’t sure if Victor could cope with open...

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Graeme

Angina

For someone who doesn’t like to sit still, recovering from open heart surgery posed a particular ...

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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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Janet

Angina

Janet never even suspected there was something wrong with her heart. And now, she still ponders if ...

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