heart health

  • Are your habits hurting your heart?

    Cardiology

    Posted on 23 September 2019

    You may think you’re doing enough to avoid cardiovascular disease (CVD), but unfortunately there are some surprisingly common habits you may not know have a detrimental effect on your heart

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  • The heart attack gender gap [infographic]

    Cardiology

    Posted on 12 September 2019

    Heart attacks affect both men and women, but because much of the research in SA has focused on men, women might not know their risk profile – or the early

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  • What is minimally invasive heart surgery?

    Cardiology

    Posted on 18 December 2017

    Dealing with the fallout of heart disease and wondering what your surgery options are? In minimally invasive heart surgery, surgeons perform surgery through smaller incisions in your breastbone or chest, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. Dr Leonard du Preez, a cardiothoracic surgeon practising at Mediclinic Panorama, explains what this surgery option entails.

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  • Heart health: Why fit people are also at risk

    Cardiology

    Posted on 5 July 2016

    It’s a fallacy that heart disorders or heart attacks only happen to older or overweight people. Young, fit people can die from heart conditions too – and often it’s aggravated by over-training. A Mediclinic expert talks us through the risks.

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