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ESC in South Africa

At the Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association together with PASCAR and AfricaPCR

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The 'ESC in South Africa' programme is part of the ESC’s Global Affairs activities – a series of international educational courses in collaboration with cardiology partners worldwide.

The ESC is looking forward to participating again in the 20th annual congress of the South African Heart Association to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg from 31 October to 3 November 2019, with 'ESC in South Africa' 2019.


Friday 1 November 2019

11:00-13:00  ESC Session 1 - Ballroom 1


Bernard Gersh (USA), Aimé Bonny (Cameroon), Farrel Hellig (South Africa)

Case presentation: A unique case of Atrial Fibrillation in Africa

  • Yazid Aoudia (Algeria) - 8 mins
  • Barbara Casadei (United Kingdom) - 15 mins
  • Discussion - 5 mins

Case presentation: Update on the management of Chronic Coronary Syndromes

  • Anthony Dalby (South Africa) - 8 mins
  • William Wijns (Ireland) - 15 mins
  • Discussion - 5 mins

Case presentation: ESC Guidelines: Acute Pulmonary Embolism, role of lytic treatment

  • Njambi Mathenge (USA) - 8 mins
  • Jeroen Bax (Netherlands) - 15 mins
  • Discussion - 5 mins

How can the ESC guidelines better cater for Africa?

  • Local perspective of prophylaxis of infective endocarditis and dyslipidaemia guidelines - David Jankelow (South Africa) - 10 mins
  • ESC perspective: Ntobeko Ntusi (South Africa) - 15 mins
  • Discussion - 5 mins

Saturday 2 November 2019

11:00-12:30  ESC Session 2 - Ballroom 1


Mark Petrie (United-Kingdom), Mahmoud Sani (Nigeria), Andrew Sarkin (South Africa)

Case presentation: Negotiating the maze in the diabetic cardiac patient

  • Kamilu Karaye (Nigeria) - 5 mins
  • William Wijns (Ireland) - 13 mins
  • Discussion - 5 mins

LDL – How low do we go?

  • Ntobeko Ntusi (South Africa) - 15 mins
  • Challenges of CVD Prevention in SSA – Kemi Tibazarwa (Tanzania) - 10 mins

Case presentation: Heart failure here and now – drugs vs devices

  • Eric Klug (South Africa) - 5 mins
  • Jeroen Bax (Netherlands) - 13 mins
  • Discussion - 5 mins


  • Jeroen Bax (Netherlands) - 13 mins
  • Discussion - 5 mins

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