Dr. Desalew Mekonnen

Consultant Internist And Cardiologist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Desalew Mekonnen is a prominent consultant internist and cardiologist in the health system of Ethiopia. She being an internist and cardiologist with an extensive experience in internal medicine and cardiology brings into it the high levels of skill in diagnosis and treatment of a long range of cardiovascular conditions. His specialty encompasses such issues as the treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, and highly complicated cardiac cases applying a futuristic approach to diagnostics and treatment. Dr. Mekonnen, a well-known doctor for his productive and patient’s welfare-oriented methodology, has earned a distinguished career in his field, constantly trying to improve patient outcomes through the use of scientifically-based practice.

Besides being a clinical practitioner, Dr. Mekonnen is also engaged in the medical teaching and medical research activities. He routinely volunteers in the medical community through his participation in conferences and write-ups on cardiovascular health.

General Information –

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    • University of Gondar
  • Consultant Internist and Cardiologist
    • Lancet General Hospital
    • Nov 2021 – Present (2 years 7 months) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Consultant Internist and Cardiologist
    • College of Health Sciences / Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa University

Services provided by Dr. Desalew Mekonnen –

  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Treatment of arrhythmia
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Gastritis Treatment
  • Ergometric test
  • Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery/Endovascular Repair
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Interventions)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries (DTGA)
  • Angiogram
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Implantation

FAQs –

What are the lifestyle modifications to keep away from heart disease?

Regular workout, proper eating, maintaining a healthy weight, stop smoking, lower alcohol, managing stress, and regular medical examination facilitate heart health.

What are the symptoms of a heart attack, how can I identify them?

Symptoms are represented by chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, dizziness, cold sweats and discomfort in the neck, jaw, arms, back or stomach.

What diagnostic tests does Dr. Desalew Mekonnen use to assess heart health, for example?

He uses ECG, echocardiograms, stress tests, Holter monitoring, cardiac catheterization, and blood tests.

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