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Children at risk for rheumatic heart disease

In March this year doctors told Zena Klaas she had a 50/50 chance of "waking up" after an operation. Her family was scared, but the 20-year old admits that she just wanted the pain to stop.

Complications from rheumatic heart disease (RHD) led to the development of an aneurysm (an excessive, balloon-like, swelling of the wall of a blood vessel) in one of the major blood vessels in the abdomen, causing the Gugulethu learner excruciating pain.


New Centre to Revolutionize Cardiac Care in Africa

Article Published in the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa.

Ground-breaking new radial angiography service offered in Western Cape will alleviate cardiac care bottlenecks and set the tone for others in Africa to follow. Read more...​

​Tygerberg Hospital Keep​s More Hearts Beating with Pioneering S​​​ervi​ce

Tygerberg Hospital's Division of Cardiology is giving hundreds more patients unprecedented access to accurate diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

From left to right: Medtronic MD, Mike Howe-Ely; SUNHeart Director, Prof Anton Doubell; Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha; Patient Caureen Amelia Peterson.


New centre​​​ to revoluti​onise heart health for all

A state-of-the-art angiogram facility recently launched at Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Tygerberg Hospital's Division of Cardiology, is set to alleviate cardiac care bottle necks in the Western Cape a​nd advanc​e heart health in the region. Read more...



Kardioloë ondersoek leerde​rs se harte

Die Burger; 6 Augustus 2014


Echo in Africa

SUNheart, the Division of Cardiology and the British Society of Echocardiography has partnered to realise this initiative

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SUNheart partners with Mediclinic to raise funds during Cape Epic

Dr Hellmuth Weich, a pioneering cardiologist, will team up with Mannie Heymans, a champion cyclist, and take on the most challenging terrain the Western Cape has to offer in the ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike event, all in an effort to raise funds for SUNheart. Read more...





GE partners with SUNheart

A long-term vision to develop the cardiology imaging facilities and expertise at Tygerberg Hospital to world-class standards has now come to full fruition with the donation of a state of art 4D echocardiography machine by GE Healthcare to the unit. Read more...


From left to right: M. Long (GE), P. Herbst (Head of Echocardiography), J. Dineen (CEO GE Healthcare), A.Doubell (Head: Division of Cardiology), A. Pecoraro (Chairman: SUNheart), F. Fezoau (CEO GE Africa), M. Van Schalkwyk (GE), A de Wet (GE)