|Area:||Tygerberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa|
|Postal Address:||PO Box 3213, Matieland, 7602, South Africa|
|Phone:||+27 (0)21 889 6129|
|Fax:||+27 (0)21 931 8210|
|Contact Person:||Erika Dau (SA Heart Secretary)|
South African Heart Association
The South African Heart Association was formally constituted in September 1999, from the amalgamation of the Southern African Cardiac Society and the South African Society of Cardiac Practitioners, becoming the sole organisation representing the professional interests of all cardiologists and cardio-thoracic surgeons in the country.
SA Heart® aims to promote and develop the life sciences pertaining to the cardiovascular system in health and disease in South Africa, while promoting good fellowship among those involved in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease or with research interests involving the cardiovascular system. SA Heart® is there to represent, promote and protect the professional interests of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons as well as public welfare by education directed towards the prevention and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system. SA Heart® strives to take an active role in establishing and maintaining standards for quality cardiovascular health care delivery.
In 2016 SA Heart® became a non-profit company, the South African Heart Association NPC.
Our membership now includes many medical technologists, nursing personnel and scientists involved in cardiovascular research. The special interest groups affiliated to SA Heart include the Paediatric Cardiac Society, the Arrhythmia Society, the Cardiac Imaging Society, the Surgical Group, the Society of Cardiovascular Intervention, the Heart Failure Society, the Society of Cardiac Research and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society.
SA Heart® is an affiliated member of the South African Medical Association, the European Society of Cardiology, a member of the World Heart Federation and a member of the Pan African Society of Cardiology.
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