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David

Angina, Arrhythmia

“It’s important to believe what your body tells you, and to challenge the view that everything ...

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Te Aturangi

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

After driving himself to hospital, Te Aturangi suffered both a heart attack and cardiac arrest. ...

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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

Warren never guessed that the slight breathlessness he’d been experiencing was a cardiac problem ...

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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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