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

172,000
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]

$57m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

18 September 2017 in Media Releases

Heart Foundation warns 20,000 Kiwis may be unaware they have atrial fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Week 18-24 September, kicks off today with a warning from the Heart Foundation that up to 20,000 Kiwis may be unaware they have the condition, an irregular heart rhythm causing poor blood flow and increasing the risk of stroke.

11 August 2017 in Blogs

Clinical update: DHB System Level Measures Summary

The DHB System Level Measures Framework (SLM) is starting to have a significant impact on how DHBs are planning and orienting their services and quality improvement initiatives.

8 August 2017 in Stories

Heart Racer runs her heart out in husband’s memory

In 2008, when Cherie Te Rore’s beloved husband Te Ohomauri Brown (Oho), died of a heart attack aged 50, she began to run.