Journeys

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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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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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Anne

Angina, Atrial fibrillation

Anne has lived with microvascular angina for 25 years and more recently was diagnosed with atrial ...

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Peter

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, High blood pressure

After a climb up Mount Taranaki, passionate hiker Peter experienced an irregular heartbeat and high ...

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Nick

Arrhythmia, Heart attack

Nick spent his younger years living to work and working to live. His lifestyle caught up with him in...

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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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Jo

Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrest

Jo had lived with heart arrhythmias and coronary artery spasms for nearly two decades. But nothing ...

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Miriama

Arrhythmia, Carer’s story

Miriama first experienced a racing heartbeat while living in Australia. When she suffered similar ...

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Peter

Arrhythmia, Heart attack

Peter has had his share of heart problems: a heart attack at 40, triple bypass surgery in his late ...

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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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Jennifer

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

After more than 15 years of postponing surgery for his aortic stenosis and aortic aneurysm, ...

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Jean

Arrhythmia

Within half-an-hour of being fitted with a pacemaker, Jean felt like a transformed bionic woman. ...

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