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First Ever Balloon Expandable Transcatheter Aortic valve Implantation Performed with only Local Anaesthesia at Durdans Hospital

The first ever balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) – (without open heart surgery) was performed on an 82 year old patient with Ischemic Heart Disease and poor lung function by Dr Pandula Athauda-Arachchi Resident Consultant Interventional Cardiologist of Durdans Hospital. This was the first time that a procedure of this nature was done…

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Communication Disorders for Speech & Language Development

Suspected communication problems in young children can be worrisome for parents but experts emphasise the importance of early diagnosis for achieving best outcomes. We spoke to Ms. Manthi Dissanayake, Resident Audiologist and Speech Pathologist of Durdans Hospital to find out more. In what situations should parents be concerned about hearing loss? If child doesn’t respond…