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

31 January 2017 in Blogs

Healthy lunchbox ideas

With term one underway, let’s take a look at the importance of a healthy school lunch and handy tips and recipes for a nutritious lunchbox.

8 December 2016 in Stories

Heart attack inspires marathon effort

Unaware that he had experienced a heart attack during the night, West Coast farmer John Michell persevered with the farm chores that weekend. Now one year after undergoing a double bypass operation, John is determined not to let his heart event get the better of him.

7 December 2016 in Stories

Kiwi gains world-class skills in France

After gaining valuable experience at a world-leading medical centre in France, Dr Darren Hooks is now back home using his skills and talent to improve lives in New Zealand.