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

$70m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

28 February 2019 in Media Releases

Heart Foundation ends involvement with aspirin brand

20 March 2019 in Blogs

Why your freezer is your most important appliance

We’re big fans of the humble freezer. Cooking in bulk and freezing meals not only saves you time – but money too. Freezing food can also give life to food that would otherwise go to waste.

18 February 2019 in Stories

New secondary prevention treatment trial underway

Within two years of having a heart attack up to one in five people in New Zealand experience further problems needing repeat admissions to hospital or even death.