Contact us

Physical address Cnr Cedar Road & Cedar Avenue West,
Postal address Postnet Suite 141,
Private Bag X033,
Telephone 011 875 1000
Fax 011 875 1001

Cardiac overview

At Life Fourways Hospital’s 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 who are also respected academics, 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 Fourways and surrounding communities.

Our cardiac facilities

  • 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, where our two cardiologists evaluate coronaries, heart muscle and valves to determine abnormalities which can be treated and corrected medically or in the laboratory, or be referred to a cardio-thoracic surgeon
  • A dedicated cardio-thoracic theatre, which is used for open heart procedures such as CABG. The cardio-thoracic surgeon is supported by a specialised team of anaesthetists, perfusionists, cardiologists and specialist nursing staff
  • A 26 bed general intensive care unit accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory or major cardiac surgery, and patients who have acute coronary syndromes or myocardial infarcts

Procedures undertaken

  • Abdominal aortic aneurism repair with covered stent
  • Angiograms
  • Cardiac catheterisation procedures
    • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    • Implantation of coronary stents
  • 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
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology unit, including CT scanner and MRI scanner

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Dr A Yip 011 875 1760
Dr S Bedhesi 011 875 1790
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr G Dragne 011 875 1880