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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Saturday, 17 March 2018
Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona

Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona, August 2017- the largest global cardiovascular congress visited by more than 31 000 people this year.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 13:00
“Killer Heart Gene” airs on Carte Blanche


The Cardiovascular Genetics team at the Hatter Institute at UCT, headed by Prof Bongani Mayosi and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien, continue to garner accolades and national media attention.


Publication Date:
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 06:45
The World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders program wel-comes the 2017 cohort of emerging leaders!

2017 marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines for cardiovascular diseases. Despite the availability for decades of evidence-based medicines to prevent and treat CVD, their use is still very low.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:45
UCT Heart Researchers honoured for “Excellent Achievement in the Field of Genetic Research” from the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) of South Africa

The Cardiovascular Genetics research team (led by Prof Bongani (dean of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences) and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien (Deputy Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics unit, HICRA, UCT) that discovered that a mutation in the CDH2 gene can cause a disease known as arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC) has raised public awareness of heart disease in South Africa to a whole new level.


Publication Date:
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:45