Our mission: to STOP New Zealanders dying prematurely of heart disease and HELP people with heart disease to live full and productive lives

186,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty adults [2]

33%
of deaths annually are caused by cardiovascular disease

It is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and includes heart, stroke and blood vessel disease [1]

90 mins
Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease

Many of these deaths are premature and preventable [1]

$65m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

30 May 2018 in Media Releases

Tobacco use a contributing factor in heart disease

Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately two million deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year.

25 May 2018 in Blogs

Eight ways to cut the junk food

Having a treat from time to time is part of a balanced approach to eating and living well. Follow these tips to cut junk food from your day and save it as a treat – you will actually enjoy these foods more and your body will love you for it!

14 June 2018 in Stories

Heart Foundation funding leads to researchers’ US$ 3 million grant

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute’s Atrial Fibrillation group, led by Heart Foundation Alumni Dr Jichao Zhao, has received a US$ 3 million grant from the American National Institute of Health (NIH).