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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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Prof. Karen Sliwa achieved the 2015/2016 Life-time Achiever award

Hatter Institute for Cardiology Research in Africa would like to congratulate Prof. Karen Sliwa-Hahnle  for achieving the 2015/2016 Life-time Achiever award.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:00
UCT South African student grabbed the prize for best poster presentation at the annual Swiss Cardiovascular Research meeting!

Nicholas Woudberg, 2nd year PhD student, in the Cardioprotection Group, Hatter Institute, Department of Medicine, UCT, recently attended the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research meeting held in Fribourg, Switzerland from the 14th to the 15th of January 2016. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 08:45
Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher received the prize for the most outstanding scientific publication

Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher received the prize for the most outstanding scientific publication in the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa for 2014.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 07:00
Prof Opie
Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging (LOPI) Inauguration

In October 2015, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Francis Peterson , Prof Lionel Opie and multiple researchers from different Institutions in the Western Cape gathered together to celebrate the opening of the new Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging Core Facility at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 07:00