The Mancherje-Potash Foundation in California, USA has recently provided substantial funding to support a new study evaluating Remote Ischaemic Conditioning (RIC) in high risk cardiovascular patients, in Africa. This new study, entitled RIC-Africa, will be a collaboration between The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute at UCL & multiple African countries with an aim to improve cardiovascular outcomes in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. It is hoped that the technique of Remote Conditioning could provide a simple, low-cost solution to nations which do not always have access to sophisticated medical care. The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute is grateful for the support of the Mancherje-Potash Foundation and will match this funding, which together, will initiate and support the ongoing study. Professor Derek Yellon, Director of the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, will be working closely with Professor Mpiko Ntsekhe, Head of Cardiology at the University of Cape Town.
By way of further information, The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute has, over the last 30 years, built a strong collaborative relationship with the University of Cape Town which has resulted in many successful studies, publications and educational development platforms, notably their “Cardiology, Diabetes & Nephrology the At the Limits” educational meeting. Professor Yellon has been awarded a DSc by the University of Cape Town and also holds an honorary Professorship in the Department of Medicine.