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Heart attack

Life-long athlete Michael has completed Coast-to-Coasts and marathons and always placed a high ...

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Atrial fibrillation

It’s been a decade since Vivienne experienced her first atrial fibrillation symptoms. She says a ...

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Gavin and Michelle

Aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection, Carer’s story, Heart valve problems

…when a whitebaiting trip to Marahau turned into a high speed drive to Nelson hospital. An ...

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Atrial fibrillation, Heart attack, Heart failure

Pita says the atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart attack he suffered in 2015 were a ‘fax sent from ...

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Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Judy wasn’t worried about her aortic valve replacement – it wasn’t an uncommon operation and ...

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

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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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Heart attack, SCAD

Within just 10 days, young mum Cynthia survived three heart attacks due to spontaneous coronary ...

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Heart attack, High blood pressure, High cholesterol

When Nigel started having chest pains during a nasty cold, he took his daughters advice to seek ...

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Heart attack

During her 20-year journey with heart disease, Fran has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass ...

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Heart attack, Heart failure

As someone who was always fit and healthy, Maggie initially felt shocked and then angry she’d had ...

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Heart attack

Fourteen years of nursing did not prepare Mirjana for her heart attack. Like many others, she ...

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