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Dr Ramesh de Silva

Cardiology

 

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Specialises in

  • Reporting of echocardiography

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 and Papworth Hospitals in 2010.

He has contributed to the development of a successful service delivering angioplasty and stenting at Bedford Hospital, and performs emergency angioplasty on patients presenting with heart attacks at Papworth hospital in Cambridge. He is also involved in interventional cardiology research at both Bedford Hospital and Papworth Hospital, and has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international cardiology conferences.

Areas of interest

Chest pain; shortness of breath; angina; heart attacks; heart failure; palpitations; dizziness and collapse; 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

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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 (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)

  • K6584

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - femoral 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)

  • AA961

    Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)

  • K5020

    Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - femoral or brachial access - (1-5)

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