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Apr 23, 2021

Being diagnosed with a heart condition can make you reflect on your identity and what your new future could look like.

In this episode our host clinical psychologist Carlye Weiner talks to Dr Geoff Lester and Ange Foster about how they dealt with a heart diagnosis at a young age and how this affected their futures in very different ways.

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The Heart Foundation’s Supporting Young Hearts program is a peer support initiative helping to support and connect younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery.

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