Contact us

Physical address 45 St. Marks Road, Southernwood
East London
5201
Postal address PO Box 11187,
East London
5213
Telephone 043 707 9000
Fax 043 722 3250

Cardiac overview

The cardiac unit at Life St Dominic's Hospital offers comprehensive cardiology and cardio-thoracic services in modern facilities. Our dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of supporting specialists, other healthcare professionals, specialist nursing staff, together with our constantly updated facilities and technology, ensure that we provide the best possible cardiac service to the communities in the Border / Kei region.

Our cardiac services

  • Hospital care, including care as required, and comprehensive management of acute coronary syndromes, including myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and arrhythmias.
  • A full range of diagnostic procedures including coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasound and fractional flow reserve testing.
  • Implantation and follow-up of pacemakers.
  • Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of valvular disease including valve repairs and replacement.
  • Revascularisation procedures including coronary stent procedures and surgical revascularisation by coronary bypass grafting.

Complementary services

  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Patient and family counselling
  • Radiology unit

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Cardiologist(s)
Dr D Kettles 043 743 2345
Dr G Ignjatovic 043 743 2345
Dr W Lubbe 043 722 5992
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr J Dreyer 043 743 4075