David Everatt, Caryn Abrahams. Ahmed Kathrada: exhibit A of the values imbued in South Africa’s Freedom Charter. Article in The Conversation, March 2017Read more
The program involves receiving advanced training in the cardiology department for the period of 4 weeks. The training took place at the cardiac catheterization laboratory, where they will schedule a number of complex PCI procedures including CTOS, Rotablation procedures, Intravascular Ultrasound, left main PCI, etc.
Regina Mafwila (Windhoek Central Hospital) & Maria Moyo (Roman Catholic Hospital) from Namibia attended the programmeRead more
The heart of Africa: succeeding against the odds
South Africa and other areas of sub-Saharan Africa have in the past 20 years undergone rapid demo-graphical changes, largely due to urbanization and changes in lifestyle. This rapid change has led to a marked increase in specific cardiac conditions, such as hypertensive heart disease and coronary artery disease (with the highest prevalence in the middle-aged population), in conjunction with a range of other heart diseases, which are historically common in Africa—eg, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and unoperated congenital heart disease.Read more
In February 2016 Prof. Karen Sliwa participated as an invited speaker at the PASCAR First Cardiac Imaging conference, which took place jointly with the Sudan Heart Society’s Fourth International Conference, in Khartoum, Sudan.Read more
Prof. Karen Sliwa-Hahnle held the Pan-African Cardiac Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Task Force meeting jointly with the first Tanzania Cardiac Conference in Dar es Salaam (20-22 April 2016).Read more
PASCAR and Boston Scientific continues their investment in the skills development in Sub Sahara Africa to develop, support and guide Allied’s.
Edward Rieth was identified as candidate for an extensive 6 month training program in Echocardiography for qualified Clinical Technologist who specialise in cardiology. The course started on the 4th of April 2016 and will conclude on 30 September 2016. The host unit is Division of Cardiology, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital South Africa. The program is under the guidance of Prof Anton Doubell (Head of Department) and Dr Alfonso Pecoraro (Program Director). The objective of the fellowship is to upgrade the candidate’s skills in specifically echocardiography for adults but also include paediatric.
The training program consist of the following
o General echocardiography including paediatrics
o Electrophysiology lectures
o Cath lab hands on training
o Hands on echocardiography training with tutor