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Dr Kalpa De Silva

Cardiology

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Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology

About me

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
- blackouts/faints
- 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

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • K6581

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

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • K4920

    Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of coronary artery(ies) for chronic total occlusions (CTO), +/- insertion of stent - (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)

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