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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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Cardiac arrest, Heart valve problems

Kate was visiting her newborn daughter in hospital when she felt pain in her chest and collapsed. ...

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Aortic aneurysm, High blood pressure, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Shortly before Christmas 2020, Mereana found out she had rheumatic heart disease and needed surgery....

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Cardiac arrest, Heart valve problems

Peter’s journey started as routine knee surgery, but turned into a cardiac arrest and eventually a...

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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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Heart attack

Feeling like a fraud, speech and language therapist Annabel went to get the ‘vague heaviness’ in...

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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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Angina, Cardiac arrest

Wilson recovered quite quickly after his first heart attack in 1991. But a more serious heart attack...

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Aortic dissection

He collapsed in a carpark and fought to remain conscious. What followed was a series of fortunate ...

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Aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection

‘Aortic dissection’ became a well-known term for Janine in 2013 when she experienced the first ...

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Atrial fibrillation, Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Graham was at primary school when he first learnt he had a heart murmur, but it was another two ...

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Aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection, High blood pressure

Pete had emergency surgery for an aortic dissection in 2015, and two years later bypass surgery to ...

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