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

23 June 2021 in Media Releases

Heart Foundation joins forces with international research funding group to improve global heart health

Leading cardiovascular research funders, including the Heart Foundation, have joined forces in a new partnership to accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the world’s biggest killers, heart disease and stroke.

18 June 2021 in Blogs

6 ways to give your meals a heart-healthy spin

Making heart-healthy meals doesn't need to be hard or expensive. Here are six simple ways to get more heart loving foods into your day.

10 June 2021 in Stories

Setting a heart-healthy example

This month Samantha Bowman will be running 10km in the 2021 Wellington Marathon to raise vital funds for the Heart Foundation and support those suffering from heart disease.