Journeys

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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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Jim

Angina,  Heart attack

Jim thought heart attacks always came with the kind of crushing pain seen on TV. So he was surprised...

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John

Atrial fibrillation

At the start of the year, John was only able to work light duties building his new home. He could ...

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Shona

Congenital heart disease

At the age of 27 Shona was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a condition that can cause abnormal ...

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Phil

Heart attack

Phil was a little embarrassed when ambulance staff wheeled him in to hospital after he started ...

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Miriama

Arrhythmia

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

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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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Nelson

Heart attack

Nelson had always thought he was indestructible. But a heart attack changed all that. Here is his ...

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Lloyd

Heart attack

Cars have always been Lloyd’s passion, so it’s not surprising he’s a guy who lives life at a ...

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Nicky

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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Antz

Angina

When Antz first felt minor chest pain he ignored it, but his boss insisted he see the GP. Now he ...

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Kristine

Atrial fibrillation,  Heart valve problems,  Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Kristine’s stroke back in 2004 was a mystery to doctors until they discovered a long list of ...

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