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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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Pete

Heart valve problems

When Pete had open heart surgery to replace a heart valve, he discovered his surgeon and ...

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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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Neville

Heart valve problems

Farmers work hard and often work alone, sometimes needing a nudge to get along to the doctor’s. ...

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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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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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Judy

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Judy wasn’t worried about her aortic valve replacement – it wasn’t an uncommon operation and ...

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Jennifer

Aortic aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Carer’s story, Heart failure, Heart valve problems

…15 years of postponing surgery for his aortic stenosis and aortic aneurysm, Jennifer’s ...

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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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Rich

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems

Going from the height of fitness to needing an aortic valve replacement was a big adjustment for ...

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Te Aturangi

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

After driving himself to hospital, Te Aturangi suffered both a heart attack and cardiac arrest. ...

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Ruth

Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

“Life can be good again,” says Ruth, a critical care nurse who learned about the far-reaching ...

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