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Andrea

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Andrea was born with a congenital heart condition and had pulmonary valve surgery at the age of ...

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Pete

Angina, Congenital heart disease, Heart attack

Pete’s wife, Pam, experienced an angina attack on Waitangi Day in 2018. In this Journeys story, ...

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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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Graham

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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Marty

Aortic aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Marty has refused to be defined by his congenital heart conditions, and his open heart surgeries. In...

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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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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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Keith

Congenital heart disease, Heart failure

The congenital heart condition, Holt-Oram syndrome, comes with challenges. For Keith, it has meant ...

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Shona

Congenital heart disease

At the age of 27 Shona was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a condition that can cause abnormal ...

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Celeste

Atrial fibrillation, Congenital heart disease

Celeste has coped with three septal ablations and open heart surgery. But she says her heart ...

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Anne

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

“You are just under a lot of stress at the moment” doctors said while prescribing ...

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Maria

Congenital heart disease

Maria lived 40 years undiagnosed with Wolff Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome, a congenital heart ...

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