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

9 May 2018 in Media Releases

New CVD consensus statement launched

The new MOH primary care Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Consensus Statement was launched in February 2018.

3 May 2018 in Blogs

It’s time to put your health first

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in New Zealand. Each year, more than 3,000 Kiwi women lose their lives to the condition.

7 May 2018 in Stories

Marathon effort in memory of Kiwi mountain biker

Steve McIntyre is on a mission. On July 01, 2018 he will walk the Wellington half marathon raising funds for the Heart Foundation.