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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Monday, 23 September 2019
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
The Institute hosted the 3rd Annual Cape Town Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Symposium

The 3rd Annual Cardiac disease in pregnancy was held at ‘The Hatter Institute’ in Cape Town South Africa.

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 10:15
Celebrating 750 patients entered in EORP Global PPCM Registry

The PPCM Registry celebrated reaching a target of just over 750 participants. This is a wonderful accomplishment and all investigators were congratulated for their effort to support this Registry.


Publication Date:
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 11:00
Report on meeting related to technical support to the Directorate, Department of Health - 14th May 2018

On Monday 14th May members of the Department of Health met with experts in non-communicable diseases at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 28 May 2018 - 07:45