Dr. Bhakta has many clinical interests including cardiac arrhythmias, supraventricular tachycardia and catheter ablation of SVT, cardiac arrest/sudden cardiac death, risk stratification for sudden cardiac death, implantable cardiac device therapy (pacemakers, ICD, biventricular devices), and diagnostic features of implantable cardiac devices. His research interests involve non-invasive arrhythmia localization, features of SVTs, predictors of sudden cardiac death/ventricular arrhythmias, and diagnostic features of implantable cardiac devices.

Clinival Interests: Electrophysiology

Research focus pertains to cardiac rhythm disturbances and sudden cardiac arrest/death in special high-risk populations.  Work on arrhythmia-related complications in patients with neuromuscular conditions including myotonic dystrophy less led to original research and care-related publications.  Recently, research has focused on device-based therapy for the management of ventricular arrhythmias, in particular mechanisms and models of defibrillation failure and its impact on sudden death in ICD recipients.

Past Affiliations
Cardiovascular Medicine
MD, University of Michigan, 1997
BS, University of Michigan, Biology, 1993