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 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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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 […]
28 January 2019 DR GOPAL PERFORMS 600th CRYO-ABLATION PROCEDURE Dr Razeen Gopal, renowned cardiologist and electrophysiologist based at Mediclinic Panorama, performed his 600th cryo-ablation procedure on Monday, 21 January 2019. According to Medtronic South Africa, this is the first time a single operator has completed 600 cryo cases within the MEACAT (Middle East Africa and […]
Waarom klop ’n mens se hart soms te vinnig, te stadig of onreëlmatig? Wanneer is dit gevaarlik? Kan of moet dit behandel word? Hoe word dit behandel? Luister hier na die onderhoud wat Marí Hudson op RSG gevoer het oor hartritme-defekte wat in die pompkamers ontstaan met Dr Razeen Gopal, hartritme-spesialis van die Kaapstad Sentrum. […]
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 […]
6 April 2018. – Dr Razeen Gopal het pas teruggekeer van ‘n geslaagde humanitêre missie na Dakar Senegal, waar hy binne vier dae ablasie-prosedures op 18 pasiënte met lewensgevaarlike hartritme-defekte, uitgevoer het. Dr. Gopal het op versoek van prof. Adama Kane, kardioloog van die Institiuut vir Kardiologiese Intervensies in Dakar gaan help om dié pasiënte […]
IN A FIRST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, A NEW-GENERATION SHOCK DEVICE TO PREVENT SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH WAS IMPLANTED AT MEDICLINIC PANORAMA TODAY Panorama – On Monday 21 November 2016 Dr Razeen Gopal, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Cape Town AF Centre located at Mediclinic Panorama, implanted a shock device under the skin without a single wire touching […]
On Monday 17 October 2016 Dr Razeen Gopal, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Cape Town AF Centre located in Mediclinic Panorama, inserted the world’s smallest pacemaker percutaneously into the heart of Mrs Joan van Niekerk (74) from Brackenfell. Dr Gopal performed three more implantations to complete the first post FDA-approval series of commercial intracardiac pacemaker implants […]
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.