Journeys

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Kevin

Angina, High blood pressure

When Kevin felt a bit of pain in his chest, he never suspected it was his heart. After all, he ...

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Linda

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

“He said that my heart had stopped and they’d just jolted me back to life. I just thought...they...

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Lyall

Angina, Carer’s story, Heart attack, High cholesterol

Unlike his father who died suddenly of a heart attack at 54, Lyall was given a second chance. ...

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Maddy

Arrhythmia

A simple meditation exercise brought an end to one frightening experience with tachycardia (rapid ...

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Bryan

High blood pressure

When Bryan went to hospital for a stress test, concerned staff wouldn’t let him leave again. Here ...

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Bill

Angina

Bill was running out of puff so he decided to see a doctor. It turns out that heart trouble wasn’t...

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Bill

Aortic dissection

He collapsed in a carpark and fought to remain conscious. What followed was a series of fortunate ...

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Allan

Heart attack

A pain on the right side of the chest couldn’t be a heart attack – or so Allan originally ...

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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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Neville

Heart valve problems

Farmers work hard and often work alone, sometimes needing a nudge to get along to the doctor’s. ...

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Paul

Heart attack

Paul did not believe he had a heart attack – he was fit and cycling up to 60 kilometres at times....

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Stephen

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

“It’s a real shame that people can’t have an epiphany about their life and their relationships...

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