Our mission: to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives
That's more than one in 23 adults 
It is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and includes heart, stroke and blood vessel disease 
Many of these deaths are premature and preventable 
News & Stories
Transformational heart research gets funding - 2021 research grants announced
A pacemaker that mimics the hearts of elite athletes, a simple blood test to predict imminent heart attacks, and ‘living drugs’ to regenerate damaged heart tissue, are just three of a host of research projects awarded funding, the Heart Foundation announced today.
What does it mean to ‘sit less’?
In the current working environment, you may be managing to get plenty of physical activity each week yet still sitting for long periods of time. Whether you work from home, off-site or in an office, here are simple ways to build more movement into your day.
Heart Foundation Fellow aims to bring specialist skills to provincial New Zealand
Dr Libby Curtis has received a Heart Foundation Fellowship to work on ground-breaking heart research in France before bringing her specialist skills back to Hawkes Bay Hospital.