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I'm an Olympic silver medallist, yet I've lived my whole life with chronic heart disease – British Heart Foundation

Wednesday, 23 February, 2022

I'm an Olympic silver medallist, yet I've lived my whole life with chronic heart disease – British Heart Foundation

400m Olympic silver medallist, Roger Black, shares his journey from being diagnosed with congenital heart disease to earning one of world’s greatest sporting accolades

When Roger Black was 11 years old, he had his heart checked during a school medical examination.
“They could clearly hear that something wasn’t right. I was taken off to hospital and diagnosed with an incompetent aortic valve. When my heart pumps, the blood goes out but it comes back in again, and that’s what the doctors could hear.”
Read more at: https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/news-from-the-bhf/news-archive/2022/february/im-an-olympic-silver-medallist

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