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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 ...

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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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John

Aortic dissection

Following his aortic dissection, John faced both physical and emotional challenges on the road to ...

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Merys

Aortic dissection, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart valve problems

Cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease and an aortic dissection are a lot to deal ...

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Michael

Aortic dissection

Michael, of Florida, USA, experienced no symptoms prior to being told he had an aneurysm and ...

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Jeanette

Aortic dissection, Cardiomyopathy, Heart valve problems

After going to A&E for an unrelated problem Jeanette was shocked to learn she had heart valve ...

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Gavin and Michelle

Aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection, Heart valve problems, Carer’s story

Michelle’s husband Gavin’s heart problems emerged back in 2004 when a whitebaiting trip to ...

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Roni

Aortic dissection

Recovering from aortic dissection surgery is hard enough, but for Roni there was also the need for ...

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Jenny

Aortic dissection

After a six-hour surgery for aortic dissection came six days in an induced coma. Then came the task ...

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Bill

Aortic dissection

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

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