Rhythm of the Heart: Durdans Hospital Dedicated to Managing Heart Arrhythmia

Our regular heartbeat is created by electrical impulses occurring at regular intervals in the heart which helps move blood around the body thus fulfilling the primary function of the heart. Arrhythmia occurs when the heart’s electrical system goes awry causing the heart to beat irregularly.  Among these are fast heart rhythm disorders, classified as Supraventricular…

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AGEING AND DENTAL HEALTH

How to Maintain and Improve Your Oral Health As you age changes can occur, even in your mouth. The nerves in your teeth can become smaller, making your teeth less sensitive to cavities or other problems. If you don’t make regular dental visits and get your teeth examined, problems may not be diagnosed until too…

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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…