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
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
UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 14:00
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
Prof. Karen Sliwa gave the prestigious Academy of Sciences-The Lancet International Health lecture

Prof. Karen Sliwa gave the prestigious Academy of Sciences-The Lancet International Health lecture at the Wellcome Collection Centre in London, 25th October 2016.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:45