Discipline of Cardiology

Community Engagement

The department has a well-established outreach programme in the form of anticoagulation clinics for the rural areas.  This is done in conjunction with the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  In addition the department has embarked on a community lifestyle programme in the areas of Phoenix and KwaMashu.  This strategic programme is funded by the WHO and supported by the eThekwini Municipality and the Mayo Clinic.  The department at Greys Hospital has an outreach programme to Edendale and Madadeni  Hospitals.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Month

Location

Outreach Activity

January

IALCH

Emergency medicine lecture (UKZN)

February

Cape Town

The diabetologist/cardiologist debate

February

PMB

Visit to Grey’s hospital (Cardiology dept)

March

Cape Town

Southern African hypertension society talk

March

Kostad

Hypertension lecture

April

PMB

Visit to Grey’s hospital (Cardiology dept)

May

Vryheid

Hypertension lecture

May

Durban

New combinations in hypertension treatment case studies

July

Durban

Device management of heart failure & arrhythmias

August

Durban

Heart failure workshop

September

Durban

Anaesthetic clinical course

Sept

PMB

Visit to Grey’s hospital (Cardiology dept)

 

Durban

Medicine ECG lecture to GPs

October

Durban

Palpitations, syncope and sudden cardiac death

November

Durban

DUT advisory board