ESC Congress 2019 Feedback – Dr BJ Cupido

This year saw the ESC Congress join forces with the World Heart Federation for a combined congress which kicked off on 31 August. The theme of this year’s congress: ‘Global Cardiovascular Health’ came as a breath of fresh air together with the promise from World Heart Federation president, Professor Karen Sliwa to herald an era of joint commitment by these two organisations to global health. The venue was spacious, comfortable and very easy to reach by Paris metro.

HeFSSA News November and Annual Report 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.

Managing Heart Failure in Africa

Publications relevant to managing heart failure in Africa.

Much of the global burden of disease is now carried by low- and middle-income countries. In addition Africa has unique cardiovascular diseases that occur more commonly in Africans. Examples are peripartum cardiomyopathy, endomyocardial fibrosis and subvalvular aneurysm. Patients often present only in advanced heart failure because of poor access to good healthcare. 

Update of the HF Guidelines

As previously reported, Dr Martin Mpe and the HeFSSA Exco have embarked on the mammoth task of updating the HF guidelines. The aim is to use the ESC Guidelines as basis en then produce an Executive summary from a South-African perspective without losing the core of the ESC guidelines. 

Hypertension: A Global Perspective

Global hypertension and preventing hypertensive heart failure

Case presentation 1: A morbidly obese but nonsmoking and nondiabetic 44-year-old African woman (body mass index, 41kg/m2) presents with exertional dyspnea to a primary healthcare clinic in Soweto, adjacent to Johannesburg, South Africa. She seeks medical attention for the first time. [Download PDF]

Heart disease, diabetes, and stroke conference

The Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) and the Uganda Heart Association convened for the third multidisciplinary conference on heart disease, diabetes, and stroke in Africa in Kampala, Uganda on 27 - 30 May 2011. Prof Karen Sliwa attended this meeting as one of the faculty members. The congress was very well organized and well attended by cardiologists from Africa, USA, Australia and Europe. Several lectures related to diagnosis and management of heart failure was presented at the meeting.