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Wendy

Heart attack

It was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. What had begun the day before as a twitch in...

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Teresa

Angina,  Heart attack

Twenty years ago Teresa’s heart symptoms were so bad she struggled to walk to her letterbox. But ...

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Bernard

Arrhythmia,  Atrial fibrillation

As an avid Formula One fan, Bernard found himself in the race of his life when his heart started ...

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Kerri

Heart failure,  Heart valve problems

Kerri thought her breathlessness was asthma, so to be told she had heart failure and needed valve ...

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Keith

Congenital heart disease,  Heart failure

The congenital heart condition, Holt-Oram syndrome, comes with challenges. For Keith, it has meant ...

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Jim

Angina,  Heart attack

Jim thought heart attacks always came with the kind of crushing pain seen on TV. So he was surprised...

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John

Atrial fibrillation

At the start of the year, John was only able to work light duties building his new home. He could ...

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Shona

Congenital heart disease

At the age of 27 Shona was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a condition that can cause abnormal ...

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Phil

Heart attack

Phil was a little embarrassed when ambulance staff wheeled him in to hospital after he started ...

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Miriama

Arrhythmia

Miriama first experienced a racing heartbeat while living in Australia. When she suffered similar ...

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Pita

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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Nelson

Heart attack

Nelson had always thought he was indestructible. But a heart attack changed all that. Here is his ...

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