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 65 people so Booking is essential.

Wednesday 17th November 2019 - Dr. Mark Abelson - Cardiologist
What has Water Ever Done for you Heart? Hydration and Exercise in Water

The meeting will be held in the Training Room at the Mediclinic Vergelegen starting at 17:30.
To get to the Training Room, enter the the new building at Block 3, walk past the lifts, at the T junction, turn right and immediately left. The Training Room is on the left hand side of the passageway.

As the Training room is smaller that the restaurant, we have had to limit the number of attendees to 65. Therefore if your name is not on the list you may not be able to get in.

If you have booked on the website booking page by filling in your name and pressing "Submit", you should go to another page with the comment "Thank you for booking Your name" If this does not appear, then you are not on the booking list, please try again.

Click Here to go the "Online" Booking Form

Meetings 2019

November 20th

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

July 2019 Dr. Francois Bouwer - Rheumatology and the Heart
March 2019 Ryan Wills - ER24
January 2019 Dr. Barry Barnard Barnard - The Mitral Valve
November 2018 Dr. Tjaart Venter - Medicine and Heart Disease
October 2018 Dr. Michael Janson - Coronary Artery Revasculation
July 2018 Saskia Zietsman - Eating for Your Heart
May 2018 Dr. Tom Mabin - Lifestyle Issues
March 2018 Dr. Elmo Pretorius - Metabolic Syndrome
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