Journeys

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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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Dave

Heart attack

Dave’s wife thought he was a ‘heart attack waiting to happen’. Dave thought he was ...

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Michael

Cardiomyopathy,  Heart attack

Michael experienced extreme fatigue for more than a decade before he was diagnosed with hypertrophic...

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Charlie

Angina

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

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Annie

Angina

As a former coronary care nurse, Annie had taught people in cardiac rehabilitation how to recognise ...

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Celeste

Atrial fibrillation,  Congenital heart disease

Celeste has coped with three septal ablations and open heart surgery. But she says her heart ...

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Anne

Congenital heart disease ,  Heart valve problems

“You are just under a lot of stress at the moment” doctors said while prescribing ...

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Keith

Angina

Keith has returned from Germany, having won two trophies at an international ice-skating ...

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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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