Contact us

Physical address Die Wilgers,
Postal address PO Box 73928,
Lynnwood Ridge
Telephone 012 807 8100
Fax 012 807 0375

Cardiac overview

At Life Wilgers 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 communities of Pretoria and surrounding areas.

Our cardiac facilities

  • A 24-hour level 2 accident and emergency unit, complete with helicopter landing pad, and capable of handling any form of cardiac emergency
  • A high-technology cardiac catheterisation laboratory
  • A 15 bed coronary cardiac unit (CCU) accommodating patients who have undergone cardiac procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, and patients who have acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarcts
  • Dedicated cardio-thoracic theatres
  • An 8 bed cardio-thoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) where patients are cared for 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

  • 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

Supporting doctors

Name Contact number

Dr FA Snyders 012 807 6186 / 7
Dr J Swanepoel 012 807 1287
Dr M Bennett 012 807 1287
Dr M Guerra 012 807 1287
Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr J de Villiers 012 807 2109 / 11
Dr MB Bruwer 012 807 0063
Vascular surgeon(s)
Dr K Botes 012 807 0514
Dr L Tudhope 012 807 3059