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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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Mereana

Aortic aneurysm, High blood pressure, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Shortly before Christmas 2020, Mereana found out she had rheumatic heart disease and needed surgery....

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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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Soane

Heart attack

Soane hoped his active lifestyle would balance out the negative effects of smoking and drinking. But...

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Sunny

Heart attack

Before his heart attack, Sunny had never set foot in a gym or pulled on a pair of running shoes. ...

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Pete

Aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection, High blood pressure

Pete had emergency surgery for an aortic dissection in 2015, and two years later bypass surgery to ...

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John

Aortic dissection

Following his aortic dissection, John faced both physical and emotional challenges on the road to ...

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Mofini

Angina

Mofini’s story of heart bypass surgery is available in Tongan and English. Taking six months off ...

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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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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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Charlie

Angina

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

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Bruce

Atrial fibrillation

In the midst of a marriage break-up and financial worries, Bruce discovered he had atrial ...

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