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

Mar 31, 2014

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







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Mar 6, 2014

Final countdown to AfricaPCR 2014 – an educational course not to be missed! 

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Nov 20, 2013



I would like to thank HeFSSA for the opportunity to attend the ESC congress during August this year.  I enjoyed the city of Amsterdam and the interaction with the larger cardiology community.

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Nov 19, 2013

The Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) worked diligently during this year to ensure that we successfully achieved the goals that we set for the society for 2013: To continue to provide value to the SA Heart Association, colleagues, industry and to our patients and to acknowledge our responsibility towards the communities in which we practice and our sponsors.

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General Practitioners


  • Prof DP Naidoo
  • Prof AS Mitha
  • Dr B Vezi
  • Dr C Badenhorst
  • Dr M Makotoko
  • Prof K Sliwa
  • Dr R Gopal
  • Dr E Klug
  • Dr D Smith
  • Dr A Snyders
  • Dr R Jardine
  • Dr J Hitzeroth
  • Dr P Obel
  • Dr N van der Merwe
  • Dr D Kettles
  • Dr T Lachman
  • Dr J Vorster


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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

Ultimate Warrior autopsy: Wrestler died of heart disease - Chicago Tribune

Apr, 15 2014

Heart Disease Does Not Have to Be a Death Sentence - Paw Nation

Apr, 16 2014

Diabetic heart attacks and strokes are plummeting, new study finds - Dallas Morning News

Apr, 17 2014

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