Dr Richard Bala
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
Dr Richard Bala is a Consultant Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist and Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rhythm Management at University Hospitals Dorset. He is the Wessex Cardiovascular Lead for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). His area of expertise lies in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation.
He trained in Cardiology at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, where he completed his PhD before pursuing a fellowship in Cardiac Rhythm Management under Professor Jonathan Kalman at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia.
He specialises in the investigation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and performs catheter ablation of all forms of cardiac arrhythmias using radiofrequency, cryoablation (freezing balloon) and pulsed field ablation (PFA) technologies. His areas of particular expertise lie in the ablation of atrial fibrillation, complex atrial arrhythmias and atrial tachycardia using 3D mapping techniques.
He is also an experienced implanter of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation or biventricular devices and was the first implanter of MRI-safe pacemakers in the south of England.
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