The Support Group meet every second month generally on a Wednesday evening in the Training Room at the Vergelegen Mediclinic, 5:30pm until about 7:00pm.

Meetings take the form of a social get together and guest speaker. Refreshments are available with plenty of time for meeting other patients and for swapping information and ideas. Committee members are on hand to help with any personal or welfare problems.

We have an interesting and invigorating programme of speakers from the medical and professional support services with the emphasis being on the provision of information and ongoing advice and guidance.

If you or your family have experienced any heart problems we would like you to join us. Why not give us a ring, contact us from this website or come along to one of our meetings at Vergelegen Medi-Clinic.

Our meetings are open to all heart patients and their family including partners. We can only accommodate 100 people so RSVP is essential.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings 2018

Wednesday March 21st
Wednesday May 16th plus AGM
Wednesday July 18th
Saturday Seotember 15th Seminar at the Erinvale Golf Club
Wednesday November 21st

Meetings will start at 5:30pm in the Training and Development Room at the Vergelegen Medi-Clinic

Presentations Click on a presentation to bring it up (not recommended for dial-up users)

January 2018 Dr. Mark Abelson - Myths and Controversies in Cardiac Disease
November 2017 Dr. Johan Nienkemper - The Way to the Heart is through the Stomach
January 2017 Dr. Barry Barnard - Innovations in Cardiac Surgery
November 2016 Dr. Martin Combrinck - Why Laughter is Good for HEART Health
March 2016 Dr. Stefan van Niekerk - Diabetes and the Heart / Muscle Mass
January 2016 Dr. Guy Latcher - The Importance of Follow-up after a Cardiac Event
March 2015 Dr. Paul Hill - The Role of the General Ptractitioner in the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease
January 2015 Dr. Tom Mabin - "Doctor, Why is My Heartbeat Irregular?"
November 2014 Dr. Johan Nienkemper - Cholesterol
July 2014 Dr. Marelize Swart - Reclaiming Mental and Sexual Health after a Cardiac Incident
November 2012 Dr. Johan Roos - Prevention and Treatment of Strokes
July 2012 Dr. Johan Nienkemper - Heart Failure
May 2012 Nadia Loubscher - Cardiovascular Disease and its Syndromes. Why Exercise?
January 2012 Dr. Mark Abelson - Medication, Stenting & Bypass - The Role of Each Therapy
July 2011 Dr. Dave Harris - New Developments in Heart Surgery
March 2011 Dr. Mark Abelson - Atrial Fibulation - warfarin and the newer alternatives