To better understand the intersection between cardiovascular disease and COVID-19, the World Heart Federation (WHF) has launched a global prospective cohort study which aims to better describe cardiovascular outcomes and identify cardiovascular risk factors associated with poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6358
Address: 4th, 5th & 6th Floor
Chris Barnard Building
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3 7935
Observatory, South Africa