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, 22 July 2019
Dr Gasnat Shaboodien gives Nobel Inspired Lecture in Pretoria

The National Research Foundation in collaboration with the Sweden Embassy in Pretoria and Sefako Makgotho Health Sciences University hosted the annual Nobel inspired lecture in Ga-Rankuwa on Monday, 2nd October 2017.



Publication Date:
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - 14:15
Hatter Cardiovascular Genetics team were honoured at the 2017 NRF Team Science Awards

At the National Research Foundation awards evening, held in Bloemfontein on Thursday, 14th September 2017, our Cardiovascular Genetics team were honoured with the "NRF Team Science Award for 2017".  


Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 - 11:00
Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona

Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona, August 2017- the largest global cardiovascular congress visited by more than 31 000 people this year.

Publication Date:
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - 13:00
“Killer Heart Gene” airs on Carte Blanche


The Cardiovascular Genetics team at the Hatter Institute at UCT, headed by Prof Bongani Mayosi and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien, continue to garner accolades and national media attention.


Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 - 06:45