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?

  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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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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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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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?

  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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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 place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #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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