Real Life Stories of Heart Disease

The Stories and Faces behind Heart Disease

Be inspired by these true stories from patients who are battling everyday with heart conditions, those who have survived heart attacks and cardiac arrests, and those whom we've lost due to heart disease.
Learn how heart disease have affected these Australians and their families. 

Ross's Story
heart failure & heart transplant

Trudi's Story
SCAD & FMD

Warren's Story
atrial fibrillation

Victoria's Story
heart failure

Victoria's Story
long QT syndrome

Marie's Story
postpartum cardiomyopathy

Sam's Story
SCAD heart attack

Margaret's Story
familial hypercholesterolemia

Ben's Story
atherosclerosis

Chris' Story
fibromuscular dysplasia

Ollie's Story
congenital heart disease

Jesse's Story
sudden cardiac arrest

Jadyen's Story
cardiomyopathy

Nikki's Story
cardiomyopathy

Kellie's Story
congenital heart disease

Charlotte's Story
congenital heart disease

Kristen's Story
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)

Jesús' Story
congenital heart defect

Connor's Story
sudden heart attack

Jeff's Story
heart attack

Ryder's Story
congenital heart disease

Melissa's Story
familial dilated cardiomyopathy and heart transplant

Kiran's Story
heart attack

Leo's Story
congenital heart disease

Chris' Story
atherosclerosis

Charlie's Story
congenital heart disease

William's Story
dilated cardiomyopathy

Xander's Story
congenital heart disease

Liza's Story
SCAD

Patrick's Story
congenital heart disease

Mikey's Story
congenital heart disease

Miranda's Story
cardiomyopathy

Sophie's Story
congenital heart disease

Jamie's Story
Long QT

Chloe's Story
congenital heart disease

Fred's Story
heart disease

Scott's Story
atherosclerosis

Breagha's Story
dilated cardiomyopathy

Chloe's Story
cardiomyopathy

Sandy's Story
SCAD

Lara's Story
congenital heart disease

Joel's Story
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Memphis' Story
congenital heart disease

Deanne's Story
heart disease

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.

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