Contact us

Physical address 696, 5th Avenue,
Les Marais,
Postal address PO Box 30013,
Wonderboom Poort,
Telephone 012 334 2777
Fax 012 334 2551

Cardiac overview

At the Life Eugene Marais 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 communities in and around Pretoria.

Our cardiac facilities

  • A 24-hour level 1 trauma and emergency unit, complete with helicopter landing pad, and capable of handling any form of cardiac emergency
  • A high-technology cardiac catheterisation laboratory
  • A 12 bed coronary cardiac unit (CCU) and 6 bed cardiac high care unit accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory and or have other acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarcts
  • A dedicated cardio-thoracic theatre
  • A 12 bed cardio-thoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) for the care of patients following major cardiac surgery
  • 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
  • Cardiac catheterisation procedures
    • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    • Implantation of coronary stents
  • Catheter ablasion of arrhythmias
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • 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
  • Patient and family counselling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Radiology unit, including CT scanner and MRI scanner

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Dr I Dannheimer 012 335 4070
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr K Stanton 012 335 5161
Dr M van der Lingen 012 335 3622