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Nic

Cardiomyopathy

Nic's life was thrown into turmoil when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. During ...

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Janine

Aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection

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

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Nalda

Angina, Heart attack, High blood pressure

It was more than a month before Nalda found out that the severe breathlessness she’d had one night...

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Emma-Kate

Arrhythmia, Congenital heart disease

Born with a rare congenital heart condition, doctors didn't think Emma-Kate would survive into ...

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Margaret

Aortic aneurysm

When Margaret suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm in a small town on the East Cape, she had to be ...

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Kate

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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Trudy

Cardiac arrest, SCAD

Trudy was doing chores at home when she felt weird sensations in her arms and pain in her chest. As ...

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Jim

Cardiac arrest

Jim had just hit a winning shot on the tennis court when he collapsed after suffering a cardiac ...

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Owen

Atrial fibrillation

Owen had his first atrial fibrillation (AF) episode in his twenties, but with his active lifestyle ...

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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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Leonie

Heart attack

Leonie found that talking to other survivors helped her regain her confidence after her heart attack...

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Alastair

Atrial fibrillation

Alastair’s atrial fibrillation (AF), was diagnosed in October 2016 when his racing heart caused ...

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