Our mission: to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives

170,000
people are living with heart disease

That's more than one in 23 adults [2]

1 in 3
Almost 1 in 3 deaths in NZ 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]

$78m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968
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News & Stories

16 August 2021 in Media Releases

Make the right call – call 111 for heart attack warning signs

The Heart Foundation is urging New Zealanders to recognise the warning signs of a possible heart attack and call 111 to save lives and prevent long term heart damage.

16 September 2021 in Blogs

5 ways to lower your blood pressure

If you’ve been told you’ve got high blood pressure, the good news is that simple lifestyle changes can help you to manage it.

26 July 2021 in Stories

Heart Foundation supports Pulse Netball team in Wellington

The Heart Foundation was proud to be the official charity game day partner for the Wellington Central Pulse Netball team at their final home game of the season on Sunday 18 July at TSB Arena.