Contact us

Physical address 33 – 35 Harrison Street,
Postal address PO Box 635,
Telephone 011 741 5000
Fax 011 421 1242

Cardiac overview

At Life The Glynnwood’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 communities of Ekurhuleni and surrounding areas.

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
  • A dedicated cardio-thoracic theatre
  • A 14 bed general ICU and 19 bed high care unit accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory or major cardiac surgery, as well as patients who have other 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
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Catheter ablasion of arrhythmias
  • 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
  • Patient and family counselling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology unit, including CT scanner and MRI scanner
  • Support groups
  • Support services and facilities

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Dr H Rost 011 421 8299
Dr J McKibbin 011 884 4564
Dr R Jardine 011 425 2939
Dr V Grigorov 011 422 2373
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr JS Brink 011 421 9156
Dr M Davidson 011 420 1065
Dr S Davis 011 421 2285