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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]

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

News & Stories

25 May 2020 in Media Releases

Women less likely to be diagnosed with heart attacks than men

About 21,000 years of life are lost by women to heart disease each year, and research shows heart attacks are misdiagnosed more often in women than men.

20 May 2020 in Blogs

Healthy food for over 65s

How does good nutrition help us stay healthy as we age? We explore the link between age-related changes, their impact on our diet and what we should eat to age healthily.

6 May 2020 in Stories

Spotlight on women’s heart health

May 2020 has turned out to be a bit different than expected for Air Force Sergeant Daphne "Daff" Pringle. She was set to compete at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands, as part of a 22-strong New Zealand Defence Force team.