The Cape Town AF Centre comprises a team of dedicated healthcare professionals (based at Mediclinic Panorama), who have international recognition in the field of research, diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) and all other heart arrhytmias.
By establishing a pedigree in both Artrial Fibrillation management and research we are able to offer “cutting-edge” treatments for Atrial Fibrillation and other rhythm disorders and make management decisions based on opinions informed by the latest scientific data.
We aim to ensure that we have a partnership with our patients so that decisions about management are taken together.
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Today an 18-year-old boy with atrial fibrillation (AF) has become the first patient in Africa and the Middle East to be treated with the latest and most advanced therapy available in the management of atrial fibrillation. According to Dr Razeen Gopal, renowned cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Cape Town AF Centre (CTAFC) based at Mediclinic […]
In a nutshell: Patients with a bradycardia (slow heart rate) or conduction system disease, can now be paced more effectively with a procedure referred to as His Bundle Pacing (HBP). The conduction system is stimulated directly, allowing both ventricles to contract simultaneously. This leads to better patient outcomes, and bypasses the risk of developing left […]
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The first emerging market regions implantation of the world’s smallest smart device to control heart beats and pumping action was performed yesterday by Dr Gopal and his team at the Cape Town AF Centre, Panorama hospital, Cape Town. These devices, known as Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD), are increasingly being used worldwide and also in developing countries, […]
Nuwe, gevorderde pasgeër-inplantingsprosedure wat selfs verswakte hart sterker laat klop, is nou in Kaapstad beskikbaar ‘n Té stadige hartklop, is algemeen in ouer mense en is gewoonlik die gevolg van ‘n blokkasie in die hart se spesiale elektriese geleidingsweefsel, soms ná ‘n hartaanval. Nou het medici ‘n manier gevind om die geleidingsweefsel van die hart […]
Although we treat all forms of cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation is the most common and confusing for patients, so here is some more information:
In a new booklet, we explain the basics of heart rhythm disorders and treatment in easy-to-understand text, with loads of illustrations. We have both the English and Afrikaans versions in PDF format, ready to be downloaded.
If you are an insured patient you would need to get authorisation from your medical aid / insurance for your consultation. If a procedue is necessary then we will arrange one for you.
Cryoballoon ablation explained in less than 2 minutes.
Watch this video to learn more about cardiac arrhythmia and the treatment of these rhythm disorders.
Repairing abnormal heart rhythms with electrophysiology: Dr Gopal explains how it works.
Follow a patient to the EP theatre to undergo catheter ablation treatment to restore normal heart rhythm.
Overview animation of the Micra transcatheter pacing system implant procedure - the world's smallest pacemaker.
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The Cape Town AF centre is based within the Panorama Mediclinic heart unit which is a private hospital that offers a flexible and speedy service to our insured patients. For patients currently uninsured a special tariff can be negotiated.
At the Cape Town AF Centre we believe in the importance of a team approach. The team is built around heart specialists who are both colleagues and friends. We share our experience, consult with each other and will often operate together. Patients are therefore never without help even if their own consultant is away for example on holiday. Our cardiologists have a vast experience between them.