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Ann and Harry

Angina, Atrial fibrillation, Heart attack

Married for 55 years, Harry and Ann have shared a lifetime of experiences, including that of heart ...

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Steven

Atrial fibrillation

No health expert can truly know what an episode of atrial fibrillation is like unless they have ...

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Max

Angina, Cardiac arrest

Journalist Max Christoffersen sent us this column about heart disease, written for the Waikato ...

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Faye

Cardiac arrest

Faye, a 48-year-old schoolteacher at a primary school in Whanganui, epitomises the term ‘busy ...

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Judy

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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Andrew

Heart attack

Andrew, an adventure fisherman, entrepreneur and father of four, suffered his first three heart ...

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Georgina

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

Georgina has lost both parents and seven of her siblings to heart disease. Here she talks about her ...

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Michael

Heart attack

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

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Vivienne

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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Graeme

Angina

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

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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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