Contact us

Physical address Alexandra Road,
Pinelands,
Cape Town
7405
Postal address PO Box 103,
Howard Place
7450
Telephone 021 506 5111
Fax 021 531 0116

Cardiac overview

Our cardiac unit has established itself as one of the foremost centres of its kind in the country. Following the introduction of world-class facilities, our cardiac unit is helping many patients to improve the quality of their lives through the early diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of cardiac conditions.

Our dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of leading supporting specialists, other healthcare professionals and specialist nursing staff, together with our state of the art facilities and technology ensure the best possible cardiac service to the Cape Town community.

Cardiac services

  • A 24-hour level 1 trauma and emergency unit, with helicopter landing pad, and capable of handling all cardiac emergencies. Our nursing staff is fully qualified in emergency medicine, and a doctor is on the premises 24 hours a day
  • High-technology cardiac catheterisation laboratories
  • Dedicated cardio-thoracic theatres
  • A 14 bed medical intensive care unit equipped with diagnostic and monitoring facilities such as advanced life support and resuscitation facilities, and with a spacious, innovative design aimed at facilitating both nursing excellence and positive patient outcomes. A wide spectrum of medical emergencies is treated in the medical intensive care unit. These include:
    • heart attacks
    • septic shock
    • severe pneumonia
    • emphysema
    • severe asthma
  • A 14 bed surgical intensive care unit equipped with life-support equipment for patients recovering from major cardiac, general and neurosurgery.

Procedures undertaken

  • Abdominal aortic aneurism repair with covered stent
  • Angiograms
  • Cardiac catheterisation procedures
    • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    • Implantation of coronary stents
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Catheter ablasion of arrhythmias
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (normal and off-pump procedures)
  • Direct current cardioversions
  • Implantation of artificial heart valves
  • Implantation of cardiac defibrillators
  • Implantation of pacemakers
  • Peripheral endovascular revascularisation

Complementary facilities and services

  • Dietetics
  • Health awareness programmes
  • Occupational therapy
  • Patient and family counselling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology unit, including CT scanner and MRI scanner
  • Rehabilitation unit complete with a heated pool
  • Support groups

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Cardiologist(s)
Dr A Horak 021 531 0695 / 6 / 7
Dr D Milne 021 531 6655 / 6
Dr E Lloyd 021 531 0970
Dr J Tyrrell 021 531 1216
Dr S Dawood 021 531 0090
Dr T Pillay 021 531 0090
Dr Z Mohamed 021 531 0090
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr L Busse 021 531 0750
Dr O Thaning 021 531 1206 / 021 423 3696
Dr S Vosloo 021 531 1206 / 021 422 2360
Dr W Koen 021 531 1206