Our mission: to STOP New Zealanders dying prematurely of heart disease and HELP people with heart disease to live full and productive lives

people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty adults [2]

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]

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Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease

Many of these deaths are premature and preventable [1]

Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

26 February 2018 in Media Releases

NZ-led heart failure findings debunk world medical view

Thousands of New Zealanders can look forward to improvements in treatment and care of heart failure following new research findings that look set to alter the clinical approach and health care planning for heart failure globally.

12 March 2018 in Blogs

Salt in everyday foods adds up quickly

It’s World Salt Awareness Week (12 – 18 March) and the focus this year is on simple steps you can take to reduce salt in your diet. It’s surprising how quickly our intake of salt can add up across the day.

12 March 2018 in Stories

Gymnast and CrossFit competitor shocked by life-changing diagnosis

As a teenager, Rosy McCall experienced ‘heart palpitations’ that her doctor explained as normal for a gymnast. They continued throughout her teens and twenties.