Journeys

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Pete

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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Kathleen

Cardiomyopathy, Heart attack, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Takotsubo

Doctors were surprised to discover Kathleen’s heart attack had triggered a second, more unusual, ...

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Robin

Heart attack, High blood pressure

Robin’s heart attack wasn’t as dramatic or painful as he’d expected, but it gave him the shock...

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Kenneth

High blood pressure

Despite an active lifestyle, Kenneth was shocked to learn he had high blood pressure. He explains ...

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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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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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Jim

Angina, Heart attack, High blood pressure

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

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John

Arrhythmia, High blood pressure

John felt ‘off’ all day at work, and despite seeking help he still struck delays in getting the ...

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Arthur

Angina, Cardiac arrest, Heart failure, High blood pressure

“Try and surround yourself with people who will give you positive motivation,” says Arthur – a...

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Kevin

Angina, High blood pressure

When Kevin felt a bit of pain in his chest, he never suspected it was his heart. After all, he ...

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Bryan

High blood pressure

When Bryan went to hospital for a stress test, concerned staff wouldn’t let him leave again. Here ...

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