Our research history
Thanks to the generous support of people like you, the Heart Foundation has been able to invest over $70 million into groundbreaking research projects and cardiology training since 1970.
Major breakthroughs like these below have saved lives and vastly improved the quality of life for Kiwis living with heart disease.
We can’t stop now
Despite all we’ve achieved together, heart disease still kills more than one of our mums, dads, sons or daughters every 90 minutes in New Zealand. Many of those lives can be saved, but only if we keep funding research.
Through research, we can discover the causes of heart disease and find new ways to prevent, treat and even cure it.
Stand with us in this vital investment in the health of us, our loved ones, and future generations.
Picture a future where…
Genetic markers enable us to predict if our children and grandchildren are at risk of heart disease, and prevent it.
Loved ones with damaged hearts can be fully healed thanks to new forms of stem cell therapy.
Babies born with congenital heart defects can be treated effectively without having to endure surgery.
This is our vision for New Zealand. It is a future that is possible – but only through research.
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