Contact us

Physical address 40 Park Drive,
Port Elizabeth
Postal address PO Box 12051,
Port Elizabeth
Telephone 041 392 6111
Fax 041 374 5890

Cardiac overview

At Life St George’s 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 communities in Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas.

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 dedicated cardio-thoracic theatre
  • A 10 bed coronary cardiac unit (CCU) accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, and patients who have acute coronary syndromes or myocardial infarcts
  • A 5 bed cardio-thoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) caring for patients following major cardiac related surgery
  • A cardiac rehabilitation centre where our patients receive post surgery assessments and comprehensive programmes to assist them in their recovery

Procedures undertaken

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

Complementary facilities and services

  • Dietetics
  • Health awareness programmes
  • On site cardiac rehabilitation centre
  • Patient and family counselling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology unit, including CT scanner and MRI scanner
  • Support groups

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Dr J du Toit 041 363 4589
Dr J Potts 041 363 7882
Dr M Dean 041 363 7848
Dr R Maharaj 041 363 3944
Dr S Spilkin 041 363 6120
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr R Sewsunkar 041 373 1230
Dr JG Oosthuysen 041 363 3713
Paediatric cardiologist(s)
Dr L Pepeta 041 363 0428