The Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) is the first of its kind in Africa. HeFSSA was formed in 2005 under its parent body, the South African Heart Association (SAHA).

HeFSSA’s mission is to promote research and collaboration on heart failure matters in South Africa and around the world.

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SA Heart Congres 2015

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Dec 16, 2014

The second AfricaPCR Course will be taking place in Johannesburg from March 26 – 28, 2015 at the Forum, the Campus in Bryanston. 

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Dec 4, 2014

Register now for the 2nd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, in Seville, Spain from 23 to 26 May!

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Dec 4, 2014

HeFSSA AGM Minutes:  18 October 2014  Durban ICC  17.30 – 19.00 

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Sep 15, 2014

News release for HeFFSA members: August 15, 2014

In addition to the comprehensive programme at the 2014 SA Heart Congress, there will also be a special track on heart failure.




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General Practitioners


Dr A Snyders
Dr B Vezi
Dr C Badenhorst
Dr D Kettles
Dr D Pretorius
Dr D Smith
Dr E Klug
Dr E Maree
Dr J Benjamin
Dr J Hitzeroth
Dr JA Lochner
Dr K Govender
Dr M Makotoko
Dr M Milela
Dr M Mpe
Dr N van der Merwe
Dr P Obel
Dr R Dawood
Dr R Jardine
Dr S Beshir
Dr S Blake
Dr T Lachman
Dr UR Hahnle
Dr W Lubbe
Prof AS Mitha
Prof H Theron
Prof K Sliwa
Prof P Commerford


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The Heart Failure Society of South Africa invites health care professionals to join the society today!

Please read about eligibility and the fees and benefits associated with HeFSSA membership. Ordinary and associate members of HeFSSA have to be ordinary or associate members of the South African Heart Association (SA Heart). However, international members do not have to be members of SA Heart.

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News around the world

Just two weeks of drinking sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease ... - Science Daily

Apr, 24 2015

Heart Disease Kills 1 In 3 Women, So Why Is It Still Treated Like A Men's Disease? - Bustle

Apr, 25 2015

What If Even Heart Disease and Dementia Are Your Parents' Fault? - Healthline

Apr, 24 2015

Automatic feed of trending news in heart disease on the web – does not necessarily reflect the opinion of HeFSSA