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Inspirational Stories

My Troubled Heart

I was born in 1967 with two congenital heart defects: Coarctation of Aorta (which is narrowing to the main artery from the heart) and a Bi-cuspid Aortic Valve (two-leaflet valve instead of the usual three).

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A Diagnosis at Last

For as long as I can remember I've had pains in my legs when walking. After I start walking I get a dull ache in my calf muscle, if I continue it gets worse, but when I stop it disappears almost immediately.

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I Did it My Way!

Reading the letters and articles in GUCH News has had a profound effect on me.

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Being a "Blue Baby"

HELLO - my name is Edward, I was born in London in October 1933. Cyanosis [blueness] was noticed from the age of two weeks and this was diagnosed as a condition called Fallot's Tetralogy - we were called 'blue babies'.

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Back To The Theatre

How Matthew Williamson's life turned a full circle with some surprising results.

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In My Life

How many song titles can you count?

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Samantha's Story

I was born relatively easily, despite my Mother's painful 23 hours in labour!

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Help & Advice

Information on managing your heart condition, including Physical, Emotional and Mental Health.

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