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Joseph

Heart attack

As a fitness trainer for 40 years, Joseph was surprised when he had a heart attack. Now he’s using...

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Peter

Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Heart disease “runs rampant” through Peter’s family. He’s encouraging people talk openly ...

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Pita

Atrial fibrillation, Heart attack, Heart failure

Pita says the atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart attack he suffered in 2015 were a ‘fax sent from ...

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Stephen

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

“It’s a real shame that people can’t have an epiphany about their life and their relationships...

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Leonie

Heart attack

Despite a family history of silent heart attacks, Leonie put her seemingly mild symptoms down to ...

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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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Stewart

Atrial fibrillation

Recently retired cardiologist Stewart has lived with atrial fibrillation for 20 years, and hopes ...

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Giff

Heart attack

With heart disease claiming his four siblings as well as his mum, Giff was grateful for the odds of ...

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Jock

Angina

Jock’s story begins 14 years ago, when he thought he’d strained a muscle digging in the garden. ...

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Charlie

Angina

When he failed his bi-annual physical competence test, Rotorua policeman Charlie wanted some ...

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Jim

Angina

Jim survived a series of near-death experiences. He was pronounced dead after surgery 12 years ago, ...

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Sarah

Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo

After being diagnosed with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Sarah soon discovered how little was known ...

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