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Cardiac Arrhythmia 

Member of
Medical Advisory 

at Dorset Heart Clinic


Dorset Heart Clinic

University Hospitals Dorset
NHS Foundation Trust

Bournemouth, Dorset,
United Kingdom


Tel: +44(0)1202 117250

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About Dr Bala

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I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1996, having been a winner of the Aesculapius Prize for services to medicine, and trained in Cardiology at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge before pursuing a fellowship in Electrophysiology under Professor Jonathan Kalman at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, one of the world’s leading centres in cardiac electrophysiology. During the course of my training, I completed a PhD at Cambridge University in ventricular arrhythmias in genetically modified murine models of arrhythmogenesis and maintain an interest in the management of patients with channelopathies and aborted sudden cardiac death. I was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in December 2008. I specialise in the investigation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and perform catheter ablation of all forms of cardiac arrhythmias using radiofrequency and cryoablation (freezing balloon) technologies. My areas of particular expertise lie in the ablation of atrial fibrillation, complex atrial arrhythmias and atrial tachycardia using 3D mapping techniques, about which I have published a number of articles. I also specialise in the implantation of simple and complex cardiac devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular devices. I oversee the AF clinic at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Declaration of interests

Dr Bala has declared that he does not hold a share or any financial interest in Dorset Heart Clinic or any company owned by Regent’s Park Healthcare. This statement conforms with guidance set out by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Areas of Expertise

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Catheter Ablation 

Cardiac Resynchronisation


Research & Articles

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Richard Bala

Practice Location

Dorset Heart Clinic

University Hospitals Dorset
NHS Foundation Trust

Bournemouth, Dorset, 
United Kingdom

Tel: +(44)1202 117250


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