Journeys

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Charlie

Angina

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

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Maria

Congenital heart disease

Maria lived 40 years undiagnosed with Wolf Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome, a congenital ...

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Brian

Cardiomyopathy

When Brian first learnt he had hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy he was told he was ...

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Kerri

Heart failure

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

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Mary

Heart attack

It was three days of feeling rough and sick with slight indigestion before Mary went to ...

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Jock

Angina

Jock’s story begins 14 years ago, when he thought he’d strained a muscle digging in ...

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Maggie

Heart attack

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

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Gavin and Michelle

Aortic dissection

Michelle’s husband Gavin’s heart problems emerged back in 2004 when a whitebaiting ...

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Jeanette

Heart valve problems

Jeanette treats her annual cardiology check-ups as insurance that she’s still doing all ...

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Annabel

Heart attack

Feeling like a fraud, speech and language therapist Annabel went to get the ‘vague ...

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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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Roger

Atrial fibrillation

At 67, Roger had never had any health issues and there was no history of heart disease in ...

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