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
The Heart of Africa book launch in Douala, Cameroon: 2nd Research and Scientific days

The Heart of Africa book was lunched on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at the 2nd Douala Medical Research Day, Douala Hospital, Cameroon.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:30
Professor Karen Sliwa elected as World Heart Federation President-Elect

Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Heart Federation made an announcement at its General Assembly which was held during the recent World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Heath 2016 that, Prof Karen Sliwa of South Africa has been elected by the membership as President-Elect of the Federation, marking two firsts:  she is the first female president and the first from the African Continent.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 08:45
ESC Heart Failure Congress – Florence, Italy. 20 – 24th May 2016

Prof Sliwa, Dr Feriel Azibani (Post-doctoral Research fellow) & Olivia Briton (Project Coordinator) attended the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, where Prof Sliwa presented the recently published results of the BAHEF study (European Journal of Heart Failure (2016)doi:10.1002/ejhf.581) in a Late Breaking Trial session as well as a talk on ‘Valvular disease in Pregnancy’ during the ‘Cardiac challenges in Pregnancy’ session.

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:15
Prof. Derek Yellon and Prof. Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute, visited the Institute.

In May 2016 Prof. Karen Sliwa welcomed Prof Derek Yellon and Prof Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute during their visit at the Institute. 

Publication Date:
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:00