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Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Division offers a full range of adult and paediatric cardiac and thoracic surgery services, catering to congenital heart disease, myocardial revascularisation, cardiac valvular repair and replacement surgery and thoracic aortic surgery.
Cardiovascular Research Unit
The CVRU represents an interface between clinical needs and advanced solutions by focussing on tissue engineering - a marriage of synthetic prototypes and biocomponents, while striving towards a zero tolerance for host pathobiological responses.
Strait Access Technologies
SAT brings together an engineering team to develop low cost advanced solutions for valve replacement surgery in the indigent populations of Africa.


                  Welcome to the Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

News

Friday, 23 June 2017
50th Anniversary of the First Human Heart Transplant

2017 remembers the World's first human heart transplant performed by Professor Chris Barnard. Read more about this event.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 17:45
Marius Barnard dies at 87

Dr Marius Barnard, brother of Christiaan Barnard and who assisted in the historic first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital on December 21, 1967 died on Friday, December 5 in Hermanus, South Africa, after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 22:00