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Ratika ParkashMD, FRCPC

Professor

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Division of Cardiology , Department of Medicine

Email: ratika.parkash@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-4474
Fax: 902-473-3158
Mailing Address: 
Division of Cardiology
QEII - Halifax Infirmary (HI) Site
Suite 2501 Halifax Infirmary Building
1796 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
 
Research Topics:
  • cardiovascular disease prevention
  • interventional research

Biography

Dr. Ratika Parkash is an outcomes and clinical trials researcher in atrial fibrillation and cardiac implantable electrical devices. Dr. Parkash was previously Chair of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee and, as such, led research on Riata (St Jude Medical) in Canada. The retrospective survey on Riata was accepted for publication in Heart Rhythm in 2013.

Research interests

Dr. Parkash is the principle investigator and main author of Atrial Substrate Modification With Aggressive Blood Pressure Lowering to Prevent AF, a CIHR-funded, multi center clinical trial examining the use of aggressive blood pressure lowering in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. She is also co-investigator of IMPACT-AF.