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Research focus

The Cape Heart Institute (CHI) concentrates on research activities and expertise relating to cardiovascular diseases, their risk factors and other important diseases prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. The CHI consolidates laboratory-based research and clinical research and sees itself as an institution fostering translation across the basic, clinical and global health sciences.

Our research concerns are, among other, the following topics in the field:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical trials
  • Cohort studies
  • Genetics
  • Global medicine
  • Infectious diseases: HIV, tuberculosis and COVID-19
  • Lipidology
  • Maternal and child health
  • Medical imaging
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