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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Chronic Heart Failure Guideline 2013

Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) perspective on the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2012 chronic heart failure guideline.

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Latest News

Aug 26, 2014

Prof. Karen Sliwa (South Africa) and Dr. Simon Beshir (Namibia) were invited to give lectures at an educational workshop organized by Heffsa and supported by Pharma Dynamics, held on Saturday 16th August in Windhoek, Namibia.  

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Aug 12, 2014
News release for SA Heart Congress
August 8, 2014
Special interest areas at SA Heart Congress 2014
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May 21, 2014



Prof. Karen Sliwa (South Africa), Prof. Albertino Damasceno (Eduardo Modlane University, Maputo, Mozambique), Dr Peter Zartner (Germany) and Prof. Ana Mocumbi (Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique) were invited to give lectures at an educational workshop, held on 9th April at the Cardoso Hotel, Maputo.  

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Mar 31, 2014

Imagine an ideal site for a conference Venice at Carnivale time!! What could be more ideal?







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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

Eating and Exercise Needs to Be Part of Heart-Health Counseling, Say Docs - TIME

Aug, 26 2014

Doctor warns younger women about early signs of heart disease - KVIA El Paso

Aug, 26 2014

Heart disease to cost Europe $162B per year by 2020 - CNBC

Aug, 28 2014

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