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Faye

Cardiac arrest

Faye, a 48-year-old schoolteacher at a primary school in Whanganui, epitomises the term ‘busy ...

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Barry

Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrest, Heart failure, Heart valve problems

Barry, now 75, had always been a keen sportsman in his youth and was not aware of any family members...

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David

Heart attack

Heart trouble has accompanied other life-changing events for David. But he’s kept trekking on....

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Tara

Arrhythmia, Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

At 20 years old, single-mum Tara was diagnosed with familial dilated cardiomyopathy, causing her ...

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Wendy

Cardiac arrest

Working as a receptionist in a GP practice Wendy was familiar with heart disease and cardiac ...

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Gary

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

Gary’s world came crashing down when he had a heart attack and four cardiac arrests. After getting...

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Shona

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

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Ash

Arrhythmia, Cardiac arrest, Cardiomyopathy

There’s no doubt Ash’s two cardiac arrests were life-changing events. But it was the anxiety ...

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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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Peggy

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

When Peggy was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, her heart was functioning at just 15%. But, with ...

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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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Jim

Angina, Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

Jim’s heart disease journey spans nearly four decades and includes a heart attack, two cardiac ...

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