Heart of Africa - Maternity & Cardiac Disease Project
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.
Welcome to HICRA
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.
Hatter Lipid Research Group
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...
Cardiovascular Genetics Group
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...
Heart of Africa
This includes collaborative projects that examine the emergence of heart disease in African communities in epidemiological transition.
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Thursday, 21 March 2019
International Women day: Prof. Karen Sliwa puts maternal health on the global scale

Today is International Women’s Day, an opportunity for the WHF community to come together to celebrate the achievements of women and to lead a global call to action for accelerating gender equality in cardiovascular health.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 13:45
Momentum builds for a global response to rheumatic heart disease

Momentum builds for a global response to Rheumatic Heart Disease’ highlighting Hatter Institute members work on combatting Rheumatic Heart Disease ( RHD) in the European Heart Journal currently features an article.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 07:30
Ad Hominem Promotion

Please join us in congratulating the ad hominem promotion of Dr Gasnat Shaboodien to that of Associate Professor Gasnat Shaboodien (in the Department of Medicine) at the 2018 University of Cape Town (UCT) Annual Awards held on 19 November. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 12:30
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Hatter Institute on Carte Blanche 4th November 2018 ( episode 31, series 31 on DSTV catch up).

On the 4th of November 2018 Professor Karen Sliwa gave an interview on M-net's Carte Blance programme on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 13:00