Welcome to HeartCity@25 

Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death worldwide, killing 17 million people annually.  It is also the leading cause of death in SA, following HIV/AIDS.  It claims more lives than all cancers combined.  Several dietary, lifestyle and developmental factors have contributed to the rise in Cardiovascular deaths recently.  Diets rich in kilojoules, sugar and processed foods, containing less fruits and vegetables.  Physical inactivity, tobacco smoking and vaping, stressful lifestyles and a society not educated adequately on the risk factors involved with Cardiovascular disease and maintenance of their own personal health and related contributing factors playing a role in the rise of cardiovascular disease and related deaths – results in a steady but sudden increase in deaths from cardiovascular disease. 

Our vision comprises that of Prevention and Rehabilitation and was birthed from personal experience and clinical practice.  Our aim is to establish an interdisciplinary model for the prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease globally.   READ MORE












Current HeartCity@25 Projects

Past Projects




Join our Cardio Network



Cardio network – A support group for everything “cardio”. 

Who forms part of our support group?
– Patients preparing to undergo both minor and major Cardiovascular surgery
– Patients recovering from Cardiovascular surgery
– Patients living with cardiovascular disease
– Those who want to prevent a cardiovascular incident



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For more information visit these websites:

Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa  www.cassa.co.za

Heart Rhythm Society www.hrsonline.org

European Society of Cardiology: https://www.escardio.org

American Heart Association:  www.onlineaha.org and  heart.org

American Diabetes Association:  www.diabetes.org

Mayoclinic :  www.mayoclinic.org

European Association for the study of Diabetes:  www.easd.org

Heart and Stroke Foundation SA:  www.heartfoundation.co.za

SA Heart Association:  www.saheart.org

South African Society of Physiotherapy:  www.saphysio.co.za

Australian Heart Foundation:  www.heartfoundation.org.au

Association for Dietetics South Africa: http://www.adsa.org.za/

World Heart Federation:  www.world-heart-federation.org

World Health Organization:  www.who.int

British heart Foundation:  www.bhf.org.uk


Special interest groups


  1. Pan African Society of Cardiology
  2. European Society of Cardiology
  3. American Heart Association
  4. SA Medical Association
  5. Health Professions Council of South Africa.
  6. World Heart Federation
  7. Pediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa
  8. South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention
  9. Society of Cardiac Research
  10. Heart Failure Society
  11. Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society






  • Journal of Circulation
  • Nature reviews: Cardiology. 
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Medscape: The Heart.org
  • My Health – After care information
  • The American Heart Association
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Stanford Healthcare: Stanford preventative cardiology clinic
  • Harvard health publications: Harvard Medical School
  • The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • US National Library of Medicine:  National Institutes of Health
  • Cambridge University Press
  • The Nutrition Society
  • The American Heart Association
  • The American College of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)
  • Journal of Circulation
  • Stem cell assays
  • StopAfib.org (American atrial fibrillation website)
  • Healthline
  • PubMed
  • WebMD Heart disease and cardiac rehabilitation
  • The Telegraph: Report on a book written by a cardiac surgeon
  • http://www.heart-valve-surgery.com