Contact us

Physical address 57 Gustav Crescent,
Fichardt Park,
Postal address PO Box 3268,
Telephone 051 505 5111
Fax 051 522 6769

Cardiac overview

At Life Rosepark 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, 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 Bloemfontein and Free State communities. Our cardiac specialists’ academic affiliations also put them at the forefront of research and new cardiac related medical developments.

Our cardiac facilities

  • A 24-hour level 2 trauma and emergency unit, backed by advanced life support paramedics, and capable of handling any form of cardiac emergency
  • A high-technology cardiac catheterisation laboratory, equipped with the latest third generation imaging technology which enables the cardiologists to visualise even the very smallest vessels in the heart as well as the identification of any abnormalities that are often not commonly visible with many of the systems currently installed in South Africa - all of this at markedly reduced radiation dose levels. The system enables 3-dimensional (3D) cardio- vascular analysis which further improves the clinician’s ability to accurately determine the condition of the patient’s vessels
  • An 8 bed cardiac intensive care unit accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, and patients who have acute coronary syndromes or myocardial infarcts
  • A dedicated cardio-thoracic theatre
  • A 15 bed cardiology ward for the care of patients following major cardiac surgery and cardiac incidents
  • A sub-acute rehabilitation facility housed at Life Pasteur Hospital, where our cardiac patients can receive post surgery assessments and take part in comprehensive rehabilitation programmes to assist them in their recovery

Procedures undertaken

  • Angiograms
  • Cardiac catheterisation procedures
    • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    • Implantation of coronary stents
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Direct current cardioversions
  • Implantation of artificial heart valves
  • Implantation of pacemakers

Complementary facilities and services

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

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Dr M Oosthuysen 051 522 8889
Dr G Visagie 051 522 2933
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr J Jordaan (Intensivist) 0876300598