heart surgery

When the tiniest hearts break: Behind SA's shortage of paediatric heart surgeons

Nelisiwe Msomi

The country can't produce its own paediatric heart surgeons. But that may be beginning to change, starting in Cape Town.

Soldiers for surgery: How doctors save the hearts of war-torn Libya's children

Surgeons from a non-profit organisation are saving children's lives with much needed heart surgery.

Libya's war kills little children in need of heart surgery

Faranaaz Parker

The country's health system is ravaged, but a team of volunteer doctors visit regularly: operating on the desperate and training local medical staff.

Cape Town doctors make history with heart operation


Doctors have performed a ground-breaking heart operation on a 59-year-old woman in Cape Town, Mediclinic Southern Africa has confirmed.

Doctors to decide on heart problem baby

Staff Reporter

Johannesburg doctors are deciding whether to operate on six-day-old baby Ashleigh, who was born with part of her heart outside her chest.