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- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Dr De Silva is a consultant interventional cardiologist (Heart Specialist), at the Bristol Heart Institute (NHS) and the Spire Bristol Hospital (Private).
He read medicine at St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London School of Medicine. He has since completed a PhD in cardiovascular medicine, awarded by King's College, University of London, with a specialist interest in the use of coronary physiology in guiding the management of chest pain, angina and heart attacks, which was undertaken at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. He was subsequently nominated for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) young investigator award for his work and continues to present at international conferences on his work and related themes. He has authored numerous international publications in peer-reviewed journals and has also written a number of books within the field of interventional cardiology.
His training in general and interventional cardiology was at King's College and St. Thomas' Hospital's, London. Additionally he completed an interventional fellowship in complex coronary intervention at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Dr De Silva is happy to receive referrals for the investigation and treatment of:
- chest pain
- heart valve disorders
- palpitations/ heart rhythm disorders
- shortness of breath from a cardiac perspective
- Blood pressure management
- Cholesterol/Lipid management
Dr De Silva specialises in coronary angiography, complex coronary angioplasty and stent insertion (percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI) to treat angina and heart attacks. This means a stent can be implanted at the time of the first angiogram, if necessary, without the need to return for a second procedure.
Areas of interest
Chest pain; angina; heart attacks; stent implantation; PCI; arrhythmias; palpitations; high blood pressure; heart valve disorders; shortness of breath; blackouts/faints; high blood pressure; raised cholesterol; cardiovascular wellness checks
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute
Coronary physiology, improvement in heart attack care; adjunctive use of intravascular imaging
Playing and watching cricket and football.
Watching formula 1
- American College of Cardiology (ACC) Young Investigator Finalist
- Heart Research UK Clinical Research Training Fellowship award
- National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research training fellowship award
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Sinhala, Sinhalese - Conversational
De Silva K, et al. Left Main or Multi-vessel coronary revascularization; Applying both anatomy and physiology to individualize care. Future Cardiology. May 2017. PMID: 28644053.
De Silva K et al. A Calcific,undilatable stenosis; Coronary Lithoplasty – a new tool in the box? JACC Cardiovasc Interventions; Feb 2017. PMID 28183471.
De Silva K, et al. Bleeding associated with the management of Acute Coronary Syndromes. Heart BMJ, 2017. PMID: 28087588.
De Silva K et al. Coronary and Microvascular Physiology during Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation. JACC Interventions; April 2014;7 (6):631-40. PMID: 24726295
De Silva K et al. Coronary Wave Energy: A Novel Predictor of Functional Recovery following myocardial infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Interv; Mar 2013; 6(2):166-75. PMID: 23476044.
De Silva K, et al. Prognostic Utility of the BCIS Myocardial Jeopardy Score for Classification of Coronary Disease and Completeness of Revascularization. Am J Cardiol; Jan 2013; 111(2):172-7. PMID: 23102883.
- MBBS St. Bartholomew's & Royal London School of Medicine 2004
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2007
- PhD King's College London 2014
Reference number 6103405
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2018
Affiliations / memberships
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)
- European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI)
- European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Coronary pathophysiology and microcirculation
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.