Home > Medical > Heart Health > Treatment for heart disease Treatment for heart disease All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease A look at bypass surgery Coronary bypass surgery have been considered a routine operation for more than 30 years. In South Africa, approximately 8 400 coronary bypass operations are performed per year. Pacemakers set the pace When things go wrong with your heart's natural pacemaker, the tempo of your heartbeat can be corrected by a nifty device known as a pacemaker. Should you be on statins? Statins have an amazing track record. Hundreds of thousands of South Africans take them every day to stave off heart attacks and strokes. Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart Gallery: heart bypass surgery Every year, more than 8 000 heart bypass operations are performed in South Africa. Here are the pictures of one of them. A routine miracle Around 23 bypass operations take place in South Africa every day – here’s what to expect, courtesy of the Heart Magazine. Angioplasty and stenting In an angioplasty, the interventional cardiologist inflates a small balloon inside a blood vessel narrowed by atherosclerosis. Catheter ablation Catheter ablation is a procedure which has been developed over the past few years to treat and in many cases, cure, problems with the conducting system of the heart. The time bomb in your arteries Shocking news about the dangers of a new type of stent is now being revealed bit by bit in medical journals. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.