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Connie

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

As a result of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and rheumatic fever, Connie has heart failure and valve ...

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Patrick

Atrial fibrillation, Heart failure

Patrick could not believe he had heart failure – he was working well and feeling well. “I ...

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Peta

Heart attack, Heart failure, Heart valve problems

Heart failure, a heart attack and two strokes have only just started slowing Peta down…...

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Adrienne

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

When Adrienne was diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (or what she liked to call ...

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Robyn

Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

Robyn woke up one morning and had no idea she was in Dunedin Hospital nor any recollection of how ...

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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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Kerri

Heart failure, Heart valve problems

Kerri thought her breathlessness was asthma, so to be told she had heart failure and needed valve ...

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Steve

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrest, Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure

In 2008, life was trucking along as usual for Steve: a husband, father, and long-serving customs ...

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Sri

Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Sri felt really scared when she was told her rheumatic heart disease and valve problems had led to ...

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Maggie

Heart attack, Heart failure

As someone who was always fit and healthy, Maggie initially felt shocked and then angry she’d had ...

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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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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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