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  • Coronary angiography is a test used to find out how much narrowing there is in your arteries. Learn what to expect and when you might get a stent.

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  • Heart tests give you and your doctor more information about the condition of your heart and can help you find out which treatment(s) may be best for you. Want to know what to expect during a heart test? Learn about what’s involved in different tests to check on your heart.

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  • Angioplasty is a treatment that uses stents to improve blood flow to the heart by opening a narrowed or blocked coronary artery. Find out the pros and cons and what to expect when having an angioplasty.

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  • Is it angina or a heart attack? Angina symptoms like chest tightness or discomfort are very similar to warning signs of a heart attack. Find out why the symptoms are so similar and learn what to do when you experience angina.

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  • Leaky or narrowed heart valves stop your heart from effectively pumping blood. Find out what symptoms this can cause, what a murmur is and common causes of heart valve disease.

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  • What’s new in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care clinicians?

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  • A heart attack (myocardial infarction) happens when blood stops flowing to part of your heart. Find out about heart attack causes, what you can do to recognise a heart attack and speed your recovery.

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    Find out what is involved with having a coronary angiography or angioplasty. This booklet is for people who are having a coronary angiography test and who may go on to have an angioplasty.

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  • Published: 22 November 2021

    The Heart Foundation is co-funding research to see if a simpler test could be used to identify treatment strategies for people who’ve had a heart attack. If successful, some people will avoid transfer from regional hospitals for more invasive tests, and those requiring treatment such as stents will get it…

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  • Pete’s wife, Pam, experienced an angina attack on Waitangi Day in 2018. In this Journeys story, Pete shares his experience of the event and what happened while Pam was in hospital.

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  • Peter’s journey started as routine knee surgery, but turned into a cardiac arrest and eventually a triple heart bypass. It was faith and positivity that got him through.

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