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UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 - 14:00

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

Coronavirus COVID-19 prevention guidelines for low-income countries
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 - 08:00

People with pre-existing conditions such as heart & lung disease or HIV & TB, elderly people, and people living in poor and densely populated areas are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

Passing of Professor Lionel Opie
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 - 09:45

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Lionel Opie, co-Founder of the Hatter Institute, University of Cape Town. We have lost a great mentor and wonderful man, a highly respected clinician-scientist who dedicated his life to being at the heart of research.

His legacy lives on…

Congratulations to Dr Godsent Isiguzo
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 - 09:45

Hatter Institute would like to congratulate Dr Godsent Isiguzo on his graduation (PhD) during the recent graduation ceremony held at the University on December 12, 2019. 

The Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 - 13:00

The Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture was introduced by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) President Barbara Casadei, and World Heart Federation (WHF) President Karen Sliwa—who worked with Professor Mayosi and shared his passion and desire to eradicate Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) from Africa. 

Women taking science to the streets
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 10:00

On Saturday, 28 September, visitors to the V&A Waterfront passing through the Pier Head square were treated to a truly intriguing sight: a diverse array of dynamic women in white lab coats sharing their scientific research with passers-by.

Education key to preventing heart disease
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 09:45

The role of education in the prevention of heart disease was emphasised at the 2019 World Heart Day event on Sunday, 29 September, at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town. The event was hosted by the president of the World Heart Federation, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Karen Sliwa.

Dr. Frederic Nduhirabandi, a researcher at the Hatter Institute, visited the University of Namibia
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 09:15

Dr. Frederic Nduhirabandi, a researcher at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, visited the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia (UNAM) from 28 Aug to 30 August, hosted by Professor Christian John Hunter, the head of the Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology at the School of Medicine.

Prof Sliwa opens the European Society of Cardiology with the World Heart Federation Congress, Paris
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 13:00

Professor Karen Sliwa (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa), President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) officially opened the ESC on Sunday September 1, 2019 in Paris. 


The Uganda Heart Association: Developing cardiovascular care for the 45 million population is the objective of the Uganda Heart Association.
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 11:00

Prof Karen Sliwa as Director of HICRA, UCT and current President of the ‘World Heart Federation’ visited the Ugandan Heart Institute in Feb 2019.

Cardiology, Diabetes and Nephrology at the Limits 2019 Conference
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 11:15

Prof. Karen Sliwa attended the Cardiology, Diabetes and Nephrology at the Limits 2019 Conference held at the Royal College of Physicians, in London, from 8-10 April. 


Hatter staff and Students attended the screening of “Forgotten Soldier” documentary
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 11:00

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