How your donation helps

Cardiovascular disease kills more New Zealanders than any other illness. At the Heart Research Institute, our mission is to improve health by understanding the causes and complications of cardiovascular diseases. 

And we couldn't do it without you. 

Your donation allows us to continue our groundbreaking work to prevent, detect and treat cardiovascular disease. It provides us with an independent source of funding in an unpredictable funding environment. It brings our scientists closer to understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease. 

Put simply, your donations allows great science to flourish

Help fund vital research into heart disease

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Prevention

90 per cent of Australians have one modifiable risk factor for heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 

Detection

Cardiovascular disease affects 2 in 3 families and tears families apart. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 

Treatment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, killing 125 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

Latest news from our research labs

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We all know we need to exercise to stay fit and strong, stave off disease and maintain a healthy weight. Walking leads to a remarkable reduction in the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and premature death from all causes. But is walking enough in terms of the exercise we need?
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Food intolerances

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Meet the team: Zohra Kakall

PhD student Zohra Kakall has always been fascinated by whole body physiology and the integration between the brain and other bodily systems. This fascination drew her to the HRI High Blood Pressure Group - which focuses on the way that brain networks control airways, breathing and blood pressure - and led her on a research trip across Europe.

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