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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Thursday, 28 May 2020
Hatter staff and Students attended the screening of “Forgotten Soldier” documentary

The screening was held at Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. 


Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 11:00
Congratulations to Dr Dike Ojji, HICRA affiliated member and past PhD student of the Institute

The prevalence of hypertension among black African patients is high, and these patients usually need two or more medications for blood-pressure control. However, the most effective two-drug combination that is currently available for bloodpressure control in these patients has not been established.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 11:30
International Women day: Prof. Karen Sliwa puts maternal health on the global scale

Today is International Women’s Day, an opportunity for the WHF community to come together to celebrate the achievements of women and to lead a global call to action for accelerating gender equality in cardiovascular health.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 13:45
Momentum builds for a global response to rheumatic heart disease

Momentum builds for a global response to Rheumatic Heart Disease’ highlighting Hatter Institute members work on combatting Rheumatic Heart Disease ( RHD) in the European Heart Journal currently features an article.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 07:30