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Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are societies that have a particular interest in one specific area of cardiology.

While the SIGs have an autonomous management, and run most of their activities independently, they still fall under the umbrella of SA Heart, and defer to SA Heart about meeting schedules and contents.

The heads of the SIGs serve on the National Council of SA Heart, and SIG representatives serve on the various standing committees of SA Heart to ensure wide exposure and good communication between SA Heart and SIGs.

SIGs also play a vital role in the content and structure of the programme at the annual congress of SA Heart. Membership of the parent SA Heart body is a condition of membership of any of the SIGs.

Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa

The mission of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and training and providing leadership towards optimal healthcare policies and standards.

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The Paediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa

The Paediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa is a voluntary professional association of paediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons with an interest in children with heart disease.

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The Cardiac Imaging Society of South Africa (CISSA)

The Cardiac Imaging Society of South Africa (CISSA) is a special interest group of the South African Heart Association dedicated to the promotion of all forms of imaging of the heart that would enhance the care of the patient with cardiovascular disease.

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South African Heart Association Surgical Group

South African Heart Association Surgical Group

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South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention (SASCI)

SASCI is an organisation of physicians, scientists and allied professionals with an interest in the study and practice of coronary revascularisation by percutaneous and surgical techniques.

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Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (LASSA)

Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (LASSA)

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The Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA)

The Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) is an official special interest group affiliated to its parent body, the South African Heart Association (SAHA). It is the first heart failure society on the African continent.

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The South African Society for Cardiovascular Research (SASCAR)

The South African Society for Cardiovascular Research (SASCAR) was created in 2009 and promotes training and research in the cardiovascular field through various symposia, travel grants, an interactive website and workshops with other European Societies in the cardiovascular field.

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