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

180,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty one 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]

$74m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968

News & Stories

18 November 2019 in Media Releases

Knowing your pulse could save your life

While still in his thirties, dad-of-three and former Flava Breakfast host Sela Alo, was diagnosed with a heart condition and now he's encouraging people to get a free pulse check as part of the Heart Foundation's atrial fibrillation awareness week.

26 November 2019 in Blogs

Are meat-free products better for you?

There's a growing trend towards eating less meat and more plant-based foods. But are all meat-free products equal? Find out what to look for when you're shopping and the best foods to include in your plant-based diet.

18 November 2019 in Stories

Irregular heart rhythm won’t stop personal trainer

Personal trainer, Andy Waterworth, has kept fit and looked after himself his whole life. So when he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation his first thought was 'why me?'.