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Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year
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“Working with the leaders in cardiovascular research in Australia and learning lab techniques is something I really enjoyed." “Working with the leaders in cardiovascular research in Australia and learning lab techniques is something I really enjoyed."

“Working with the leaders in cardiovascular research in Australia and learning lab techniques is something I really enjoyed."

- Keith, University of Auckland

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Prevention

Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 

Detection

One in 20 New Zealanders have been diagnosed with heart disease. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 

Treatment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

Did you know?
Heart Disease is the number one killer of New Zealand women. 1
65% of New Zealanders are overweight or obese. 2
Almost half of New Zealanders are not doing the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity per day.3

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Meet our Illuminate Award winners

The HRI's annual Illuminate event recognises the achievements of some of our best and brightest early career researchers. Meet this year's award winners.

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A celebration of science: Illuminate

This year, the Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, celebrated and recognised some of our most up-and-coming scientists, as well as the contributions of women to medical research.

Held at the The Women’s College, The University of Sydney, the event was attended by distinguished guests and supporters from the scientific community, including The Hon Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research.

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The Heart Research Institute (NZ) is a registered charity in New Zealand and funds vital research into the World’s Number 1 killer - Cardiovascular disease. Donations to The Heart Research Institute (NZ) do not go towards the NZ Heart Foundation.

Sources: 
1 World Health Organisation (2013) Women’s health fact sheet N334: World Health Organisation.
2, 3 NZ Health Survey: Annual update 2013-2014, Ministry of Health.