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Dr Ramesh de Silva 04194011

Cardiology

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Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology

About me

Dr Ramesh de Silva graduated in 1995 from the University of Leeds. Following training in general medicine and cardiology in Yorkshire, he commenced a period of research in cardiac imaging and heart failure and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine. His speciality training in Cardiology was at Papworth hospital, Cambridge, the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.

Further training in coronary intervention and coronary CT angiography was obtained at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, USA. He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist with a speciality interest in Interventional Cardiology at Bedford Hospital in 2010. He has contributed to the development of a successful service delivering angioplasty and stenting and is involved with expanding the service further following the merger of Bedford hospital with Luton & Dunstable hospital. Until 2018, he was also part of the team at Papworth hospital who treated patients presenting as emergencies with symptoms suggestive of an acute heart attack.

He has an ongoing interest in Interventional Cardiology research and has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals and presented abstracts at various national and international cardiology conferences. Percutaneous coronary interventional procedures performed by Dr de Silva include coronary angioplasty with stenting, assessment of narrowing’s in the coronary arteries with intra-coronary imaging such as intra-vascular ultra-sound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the use of pressure wires to assess coronary physiology.

Dr de Silva was born in Sri Lanka and his primary and secondary education was between both Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Being exposed to two contrasting educational and cultural systems has given him a unique insight with regards to the expectations of patients. He has a daughter and a son. Outside of work, his main interest is in music, being able to play several different instruments and composing, recording and producing music as a member of an amateur band.

Areas of interest

Chest pain; shortness of breath; angina; heart attacks; heart failure; palpitations; dizziness and collapse; fainting; high blood pressure; interventional cardiology; coronary angioplasty and stenting; intracoronary imaging - optical coherence tomography; intravascular ultrasound; coronary angiography; valvular heart disease; cardiomyopathy; risk factor management; high cholesterol

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Procedures completed

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (5-50)

    Bedford Hospital South Wing (5-50)

  • K6581

    Coronary angioplasty following angiography with fractional flow study on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - femoral or brachial access - (1-5)

    Bedford Hospital South Wing (1-5)

  • K6582

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/ contrast radiology) - with pressure wire (including fractional flow reserve measurement) - (1-5)

    Bedford Hospital South Wing (1-5)

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