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Prof Sliwa inducted to the College of Fellows
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 12:30

Induction to the College of Fellows at UCT is one of the highest recognitions an academic staff member can receive for their work. It signals original, distinguished academic work that merits special acknowledgement.

Dr Graham Chakafana receives best publication 2020 award
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 08:00

The paper entitled: “Interplay of COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases in Africa: an observational snapshot” in Clinical Research in Cardiology (2020; 109(12):1460-1468 has been selected as the winner of the best publication award in the Postgraduate category, Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Study shows combo therapy cuts risk of heart attacks and stroke in half
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 - 12:15

A combination therapy of aspirin, statins and at least two blood pressure medications given in fixed doses can slash the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) by more than half, says an international study involving researchers of the Cape Heart Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Heart Institute researcher presenting novel COVID-19 research findings at prestigious global cardiology congress
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 - 11:15

Professor Karen Sliwa of the multi‑disciplinary and interprofessional Cape Heart Institute (CHI), based in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Medicine, is the principal investigator (PI) on the WHF [World Heart Federation ] COVID‑19 and Cardiovascular Disease Global Study. It has been accepted for presentation ...

Dr Graham Chakafana leaves the Institute
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 09:45

Dr Graham Chakafana has been appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University from 2022-2025. He joined the Cape Heart Institute (CHI) a day before the first national COVID-19 lockdown (in March 2020) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Congratulations to Dr Timothy Spracklen
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 09:00

Cape Heart Institute (CHI) congratulates Dr Timothy Spracklen on his graduation (PhD) during the recent graduation ceremony held at the University on July 14, 2021.

Professor Karen Sliwa visits Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 12:00

Professor Karen Sliwa, Director of the Cape Heart Institute (CHI), recently visited her long-time collaborator Professor Ana Mocumbi, Director of the Mozambican Institute for Health Education and Research (MIHER). 

New institute focuses on translational heart disease research
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 07:30

The newly-formed Cape Heart Institute (CHI) formally opens on 29 September 2021. The university-accredited research hub fundamentally aims to offer a bridge between laboratory-based research and clinical research.

CHI students join Jagger Library Salvage Project
Wed, 19 May 2021 - 14:00

Following the recent wildfire at the University of Cape Town (UCT), volunteers were needed to help with salvage operations at the university's Jagger Library.

The Lancet publishes CHI's rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Africa study
Wed, 12 May 2021 - 11:45

In a CHI study recently published in The Lancet, we present interventions to prevent and manage RHD in the African Union (AU). Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality on the African continent.

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