Heart of Africa and Cardiac Disease & Maternity Research Group
The incidence of cardiovascular disease is increasing across the world, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. In Africa, cardiovascular disease is the most common causes of maternal death in pregnant women.
The Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA) strives to facilitate national and international research collaborations, consolidate and expand existing efforts to combat the most serious cardiovascular threats to health.
Lipidology services and research at UCT date back more than 5 decades and have historically involved multiple departments including Chemical Pathology, Medical Biochemistry and Medicine. Lipidology has grown in the last few years and is now spread...
The Cardiovascular Genetics Group aims to discover the genetic causes of inherited and sporadic heart diseases and a few other rare genetic conditions in South Africa. By studying rare families with monogenic diseases, we hope to identify the...
In 2020, the year of ‘everything virtual’, Tafadzwa Machipisa, one of our PhD candidates at the University of Cape Town (HICRA) and McMaster University (Population Health Research Institute, PHRI, Canada), qualified to present into the H3Africa Speed presentations session.
To better understand the intersection between cardiovascular disease and COVID-19, the World Heart Federation (WHF) has launched a global prospective cohort study which aims to better describe cardiovascular outcomes and identify cardiovascular risk factors associated with poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19.
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6358
Address: 4th, 5th & 6th Floor
Chris Barnard Building
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3 7935
Observatory, South Africa