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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

4 August 2020 in Media Releases

Urgent call for a co-ordinated national heart health action plan

The Heart Foundation says there is an urgent need for a national action plan for heart health and is calling for cross-party support for Government to develop one.

30 July 2020 in Blogs

How to take care of your heart this winter

As the weather gets colder, staying healthy is important. The cool weather and an increase in winter bugs put people with heart disease at risk. Here are seven tips to help you take care of yourself.

15 July 2020 in Stories

Heart Foundation’s Life-Saving gift for Maketu

Heart disease is the single biggest cause of death of New Zealanders. In a focus on Māori heart health this month, the Heart Foundation is calling for more resources to tackle heart disease in the Māori community.