The African Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry Programme (the IMOTEP Study) is a pan-African multi-centre prospective cohort study with four objectives: (1) to phenotype and classify patients with cardiomyopathy into familial and non-familial...
Heart of Africa
This includes collaborative projects that examine the emergence of heart disease in African communities in epidemiological transition.
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.
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.
Cardioprotection Group
The major objective of the Cardioprotection Group is the delineation of novel cardioprotective pathways that can be activated to limit cell death in various pathophysiological conditions, incl. heart failure, myocardial infarction or diabetes.
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Sunday, 22 October 2017
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
Prof. Karen Sliwa- new deputy dean research

Prof. Karen Sliwa has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean for Research until the end of the year. 

Publication Date:
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:30
A Researcher at the Hatter Institute visited a European Research Council (ERC)-funded laboratory in Netherlands


Dr Frederic Nduhirabandi, a postdoctoral researcher at the Hatter Institute, visited a European Research Council (ERC)-funded laboratory in Netherlands in the context of a newly initiated partnership between National Research Foundation (NRF) and ERC.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:45