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, 28 May 2020
Passing of Professor Lionel Opie

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Lionel Opie, co-Founder of the Hatter Institute, University of Cape Town. We have lost a great mentor and wonderful man, a highly respected clinician-scientist who dedicated his life to being at the heart of research.

His legacy lives on…

Publication Date:
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 - 09:45
Congratulations to Dr Godsent Isiguzo

Hatter Institute would like to congratulate Dr Godsent Isiguzo on his graduation (PhD) during the recent graduation ceremony held at the University on December 12, 2019. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 - 09:45
The Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture

The Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture was introduced by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) President Barbara Casadei, and World Heart Federation (WHF) President Karen Sliwa—who worked with Professor Mayosi and shared his passion and desire to eradicate Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) from Africa. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 - 13:00
Women taking science to the streets

On Saturday, 28 September, visitors to the V&A Waterfront passing through the Pier Head square were treated to a truly intriguing sight: a diverse array of dynamic women in white lab coats sharing their scientific research with passers-by.

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 10:00