Midlands Heart Centre

Centre of Excellence

Overview

This Cardiology Centre of Excellence is located on Level 3, Block C of MMC.

The modern facility is an asset to the Midlands region and is supported by a team of excellent nurses, as well as Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons and a Vascular Surgeon. MHC offers patients a range of heart services and features a modern, aesthetically-pleasing design that keeps family near.

MHC’s advanced diagnostics, leading-edge cardiac intervention and surgeries, emergency care risk assessments, rehabilitation and educational programs all help heart patients in need. MHC’s private and semi-private suites and cubicles offer patients top-quality care in a comfortable setting.

Our new state of the art “Midlands Heart Centre” boasts:

  • a Cardiac Catheterisation Lab with Bi-plane facilities
  • a Cardiac Theatre
  • a 12 bed Cardiac ICU
  • a 30 bed Cardiac Ward

Department's Services

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart. It’s used for people who have severe coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease. CHD is a condition in which a substance called plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries.

It is a replacement of a heart valve that does not close properly, thus leading to a backwash, leakage or blockage of the blood flow. These valves are the Tricuspid Valve, Mitral Valve and the Aortic Valve.

The field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax —generally treatment of conditions of the heart and lungs.

A medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest in the arteries, veins, and the heart chambers. A special dye will be passed through the catheter and a series of x-rays will be taken. You might feel a hot, flushing sensation from the dye.  The dye will show up any narrowed areas or blocking in the artery on the x-ray.

Is a small device that’s placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. A small incision is made in the chest and lead or leads will be passed into the heart, using a vein as a guide. The lead(s) will be implanted in the heart, using x-ray imaging to show the heart so they can be put in the right place.  The leads are then connected to the pacemaker and the pacemaker is inserted into the incision and implanted under the skin.  The wound is then closed using dissolvable stitches

A procedure in which a special catheter with an acorn-shaped diamond-coated tip is guided to the point of narrowing in the coronary artery. The tip spins at a high speed and grinds away the plaque on your artery walls.

A mechanical device that increases myocardial oxygen perfusion and indirectly increases cardiac output through afterload reduction. The balloon is inserted into the aorta. The aorta is the very large artery leaving the heart. In many cases, this procedure is done through a small cut on the inside of the upper leg.

The complete obstruction of a coronary artery, with an occlusion duration of more than 3 months . CTOs involve the use of specialised wires, balloons, stents and other devices used during heart procedures.

Uses echocardiography to assess the structure and function of the heart. High-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used to make detailed pictures of the heart and the arteries that lead to and from it.

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Our Cardiac Team

Our centre is backed up by a group of Emergency Doctors, which comprise of a Trauma-Specialist-led Group, as well as comprehensive Radiology Services. MMC has 3 laboratory services on-site, as well as a Histology and Cytology Lab.