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.
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’ highlighting Hatter Institute members work on combatting Rheumatic Heart Disease ( RHD) in the European Heart Journal currently features an article.
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.
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.
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.