Journeys

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Nicky

Aortic aneurysm, Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Nicky has known all her life that she was born with a bicuspid aortic valve, but it wasn’t until ...

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Peter

Aortic aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Heart valve problems

As someone living with tachycardia, valve disease and an aortic aneurysm, Peter is all too familiar ...

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Peter

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, High blood pressure

After a climb up Mount Taranaki, passionate hiker Peter experienced an irregular heartbeat and high ...

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Janice

Heart attack

Janice knew she hadn’t been feeling 100%, but it wasn’t until her GP ordered some blood tests ...

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Denise

Cardiac arrest, Carer’s story

Denise woke one night with a pain in her shoulder and what she thought was indigestion. Just 15 ...

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Anna

Heart attack, SCAD

As a former international triathlete Anna was used to pushing her body to its limits. So when she ...

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Mofini

Angina

Mofini's story of heart bypass surgery is available in Tongan and English. Taking six months off ...

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Becky

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

Becky was a busy 22 year old working in the film industry in Fiji, when she suddenly began to suffer...

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Nick

Arrhythmia, Heart attack

Nick spent his younger years living to work and working to live. His lifestyle caught up with him in...

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Karl

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Now 35 years old, Karl’s congenital heart condition was first discovered soon after he was born. ...

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Shirley

Atrial fibrillation, High blood pressure, High cholesterol

When Shirley first noticed breathlessness walking up a hill, she assumed it was a result of her ...

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Nigel

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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