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UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Friday, March 10, 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.

The Institute hosted the 3rd Annual Cape Town Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Symposium
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:15

The 3rd Annual Cardiac disease in pregnancy was held at ‘The Hatter Institute’ in Cape Town South Africa.

Celebrating 750 patients entered in EORP Global PPCM Registry
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:00

The PPCM Registry celebrated reaching a target of just over 750 participants. This is a wonderful accomplishment and all investigators were congratulated for their effort to support this Registry.


Report on meeting related to technical support to the Directorate, Department of Health - 14th May 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 07:45

On Monday 14th May members of the Department of Health met with experts in non-communicable diseases at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. 

Congratulations to Dr Naisa Manafe
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00

Hatter Institute would like to congratulate Dr Naisa Manefe on her graduation as Master in Medicine during the recent graduation ceremony held at the University. 

Prof. Karen Sliwa receives Honorary Doctoral degree from Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne, FRANCE
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:30


On the 18 October 2017, Prof. Karen Sliwa was awarded an Honorary Doctoral degree by Paris Diderot, Sorbonne University in recognition of the extensive work that she has done in South Africa, Africa and the world at large predominantly in the fields of Clinical and Pathphysiological research in Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and post-partum.

Prof. Karen Sliwa leading The World Heart Federation African Summit- Khartoum 10-11 October 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 08:15

The World Heart Federation African Summit on Best Practices and Access to Care was held in Khartoum, Sudan on 10 and 11 October 2017 in collaboration with the Pan African Society of Cardiology, African Heart Network and Sudan Heart Society.

Dr Gasnat Shaboodien gives Nobel Inspired Lecture in Pretoria
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 14:15

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.



Hatter Cardiovascular Genetics team were honoured at the 2017 NRF Team Science Awards
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00

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".  


Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 13:00

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.

“Killer Heart Gene” airs on Carte Blanche
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 06:45


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.


The World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders program wel-comes the 2017 cohort of emerging leaders!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:45

2017 marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines for cardiovascular diseases. Despite the availability for decades of evidence-based medicines to prevent and treat CVD, their use is still very low.