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Dr. Ratika Parkash MD, FRCPC Cardiologist Halifax, NS

MD, FRCPC Cardiologist Halifax, NS

Dr. Ratika Parkash, MD, FRCPC, Dalhousie Medical Research,Cardiologist, discusses cardiac ablation, the different techniques used and risks involved with the procedure.


Dr. Parkash works at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Dr. Parkash is co-principal investigator of a Heart and Stroke Foundation-funded study of the effects of cardiac re-synchronization therapy (CRT) on ventricular arrhythmias in patients with advanced heart failure.

Dr. Parkash received the Greg Ferrier Award for her proposal seeking funding for this study, which ranked first in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2007 competition. In addition to her expertise in heart rhythm problems, Dr. Parkash has a masters degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health that enables her to conduct health services and outcomes studies that complement her clinical research. She has already set up a registry of heart patients in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island who have been referred to receive a defibrillator.

In 2008, Dr. Parkash received a Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Award of Excellence in Clinical Research for her outstanding accomplishments. In addition, she has been the recipient of the CIHR Randomized Clinical Trials Mentoring Award in 2008.

( Dr. Ratika Parkash, Cardiologist, Halifax, NS ) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeon Now Health

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