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Heart attack

Jack experienced a heart attack and pericarditis amid the Covid-19 crisis. Here he shares his story ...

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Heart valve problems

Geoff was diagnosed with a leaky mitral valve at 37 years old, which resulted in surgery in 2016. ...

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Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

A diagnosis of "idiopathic cardiomyopathy" meant that doctors couldn't find a cause for Darren's ...

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Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Andrea was born with a congenital heart condition and had pulmonary valve surgery at the age of ...

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Angina, Heart attack

After two heart attacks, exercise was Jagdish's way to independence and recovery....

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Heart attack

John experienced depression and insomnia after his heart attack, so he launched a radio station that...

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Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

When Peggy was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, her heart was functioning at just 15%. But, with ...

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Angina, Congenital heart disease, Heart attack

Pete's wife, Pam, experienced an angina attack on Waitangi Day in 2018. In this Journeys story, Pete...

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Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

Darren had always lived life at 'full throttle', so finding out he had a heart condition that might ...

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Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Sri felt really scared when she was told her rheumatic heart disease and valve problems had led to ...

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Auckland resident, Bill Harrison, was 62 when he started having chest pains while taking walks on ...

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Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

As a result of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and rheumatic fever, Connie has heart failure and valve ...

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