Our mission: to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives

180,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty one 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]

$70m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968

News & Stories

27 June 2019 in Media Releases

Clive Nelson appointed new head of Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today announced the appointment of Clive Nelson as its new Chief Executive.

24 June 2019 in Blogs

Can you help your heart with a healthy gut?

As we learn more about the wide-ranging health benefits of a healthy gut, we question the links with our heart health.

5 July 2019 in Stories

World first study to improve atrial fibrillation treatment

Dr Michelle Munro is undertaking a world-first study into protein interactions that could provide new treatment options for people living with atrial fibrillation (AF), helping to improve their symptoms and quality of life.