Contact us

Physical address 148 South Ridge Road,
Postal address PO Box 2230,
Telephone 031 204 1300
Fax 031 261 6435

Cardiac overview

At the Life Entabeni Hospital cardiac unit we focus on all aspects of heart health – from awareness and education initiatives to cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery and the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

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 greater Durban and KwaZulu-Natal communities.

Our cardiac facilities and services

  • A 24-hour level 1 trauma and emergency unit, complete with helicopter landing pad, capable of handling any form of cardiac emergency
  • A high-technology cardiac catheterisation laboratory
  • A dedicated cardio-thoracic theatre
  • An 11 bed cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), 9 bed cardiac high care unit and 20 bed cardiac ward accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, major cardiac surgery, or have other acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarcts
  • A cardiac rehabilitation centre where our patients receive post surgery assessments and comprehensive programmes to assist them in their recovery

Procedures undertaken

  • Abdominal aortic aneurism repair with covered stent
  • Angiograms
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  • 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)
  • Heart transplants
  • Heart and lung transplants
  • Implantation of artificial heart valves
  • Implantation of cardiac defibrillators
  • Implantation of pacemakers including bi-ventricular pacemakers
  • Lung transplants
  • Peripheral endovascular revascularisation
  • Physiological studies

Complementary facilities and services

  • Dietetics
  • Health awareness programmes
  • Patient and family counselling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Radiology unit, including CT scanner and MRI scanner
  • Support groups

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Dr C Hansa 031 261 6595
Dr F Hassen 031 261 8211
Dr MH Krausey 031 261 8911
Dr S Singh 031 261 9908
Dr S Vythilingum 031 261 8911
Dr V Deenadayalu 031 261 8514
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr A Hannooman 031 261 5791