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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Heart failure is a serious condition where your heart struggles to pump blood around your body. The good news is that heart failure can be controlled. Find out what you can do to feel better and lead a more normal life.

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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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    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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  • 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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  • As a fit person without high cholesterol or elevated blood pressure, Elizabeth didn’t think herself a likely candidate for a heart attack. However when she felt a heaviness in her chest she knew what she needed to do.

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