Cardiology

Our expert doctors give valuable information on all conditions of the heart from high blood pressure to cardiac arrest.

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Cardiology

Irregular heartbeat: 5 symptoms you should never ignore

When your heart “skips a beat” it may sound romantic, but it could be a sign you need a check–up. Here are symptoms to look out for. Your heart is

Cardiology

Should you be going for a heart screening?

You may never have had heart trouble before, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not at risk. A Mediclinic heart specialist explains when to book a routine screening. When it

Cardiology

How to react when someone has a stroke

When someone has a stroke, it’s crucial to act quickly – both as a bystander on the scene and as a medical professional. The Mediclinic Stroke Project has streamlined prioritized

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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Cardiology

What exactly are heart palpitations and am I in any danger?

In some cases, heart palpitations may be nothing to worry about; however, they can be a symptom of something more serious. A cardiologist who specialises in managing heart rhythm disorders

Cape Town Cycle Tour

“My heart attack saved me”

When Byron Nichles lined up at the start of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, he didn’t expect his race to end in emergency evacuation – or that his entire life

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
Cardiology

Am I at risk for rheumatic heart disease?

Unlike heart disease associated with lifestyle conditions, such as high cholesterol and obesity, rheumatic heart disease stems from infection and can strike anyone. A Mediclinic cardiologist explains what you need

Cardiology

Abnormal heart rhythm: what it means and how it’s treated

Heart just skipped a beat? It’s not just a figure of speech – abnormal heart rhythms are a medical condition that can be dangerous.

Cardiology

Understanding Arrhythmia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you feel your heart beating abnormally? You might have arrhythmia. Here’s why you must seek medical help.

Cardiology

Inside your heart

Chronic heart conditions start early in life, and quietly – but they’re life-threatening if not diagnosed, managed or treated in time. We look at risk factors and everyday, expert interventions designed to reverse them before it’s too late.

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