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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.

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. 


Congratulations to Dr Dike Ojji, HICRA affiliated member and past PhD student of the Institute
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 11:30

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.

International Women day: Prof. Karen Sliwa puts maternal health on the global scale
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 13:45

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.

Momentum builds for a global response to rheumatic heart disease
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 07:30

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.

Ad Hominem Promotion
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 12:30

Please join us in congratulating the ad hominem promotion of Dr Gasnat Shaboodien to that of Associate Professor Gasnat Shaboodien (in the Department of Medicine) at the 2018 University of Cape Town (UCT) Annual Awards held on 19 November. 

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Hatter Institute on Carte Blanche 4th November 2018 ( episode 31, series 31 on DSTV catch up).
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 13:00

On the 4th of November 2018 Professor Karen Sliwa gave an interview on M-net's Carte Blance programme on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.

The Institute hosted the 3rd Annual Cape Town Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Symposium
Thu, 18 Oct 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
Mon, 23 Jul 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
Mon, 28 May 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
Thu, 10 May 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.