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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.

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. 

Prof. Karen Sliwa receives Honorary Doctoral degree from Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne, FRANCE
Tue, 14 Nov 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
Thu, 09 Nov 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
Tue, 31 Oct 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
Wed, 04 Oct 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".