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Heart of Soweto: a study of medication adherence, self-care behaviour and knowledge on heart failure

Heart of Soweto: a study of medication adherence, self-care behaviour and knowledge on heart failure

Posted on: 31 December 2009

In response to the paucity of data on treatment adherence in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in Africa, and the difficulties with non-adherence in Soweto in particular, The Cardiovascular Journal of Africa recently published the findings of a study conducted in Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.


Burden of heart failure in Soweto – The Heart of Soweto Study

Burden of heart failure in Soweto – The Heart of Soweto Study

Posted on: 1 January 2008

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital services the 1.1 million black African community of Soweto, South Africa.


On the beat in Dobsonville

On the beat in Dobsonville

Posted on: 10 November 2007

The Heart of Soweto research team held a Heart Awareness Day at the Dobsonville Shopping Centre in Soweto on 9 November 2007.


Socru featured in The Star

Socru featured in The Star

Posted on: 30 September 2007

Johannesburg newspaper, The Star, recently ran a full-page spread on heart failure, the condition of peripartum cardiomyopathy and the Heart of Soweto study.


Institute upgraded

Institute upgraded

Posted on: 15 September 2007

The Medtronic Cardiovascular Institute for Research and Education has been upgraded with funds from the Medtronic Foundation.