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

7 December 2018 in Media Releases

Pacific course looks to address alarming life expectancy statistics

Pacific people need to focus more on improving nutrition if they are to reverse the alarming life expectancy statistics which is seeing them dying younger and having higher rates of chronic diseases than all other New Zealanders.

30 November 2018 in Blogs

Prepare for a stress-free Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebrating with family and friends – but it can be stressful too. By being prepared for what the festive season brings, we can maintain a good balance in every aspect of our lives.

19 November 2018 in Stories

Top European award for Heart Foundation researcher

Heart failure nurse Dr. Simone Inkrot has just received a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award at the ESC Congress in Munich.