Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Slidell, LA. Dr. Pernenkil has more experience with Heart Conditions and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Highland Community Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pernenkil to book an appointment.

Dr. Pernenkil

John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute – Slidell

1051 Gause Blvd Ste 320 Slidell, LA 70458
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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The best! Has been taking care of me since my open heart surgery in 2000. Excellent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Richard Fritsch – Sep 09, 2020
He treated my mom in the hospital. Gave her 325mg aspirin and Plavix. I questioned him about this due to concerns of a GI bleed. He told me to let him be the doctor, not me. My mom ended up with 3 bleeding ulcers and was hospitalized again. Bad decision on his part.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me


Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil specializes in cardiology and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been on staff at Ochsner since...Read more


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications


Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
U Ill Coll Med
Residency Hospital
Gov Gen Hosp
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • Kannada

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Dr. Pernenkil has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pernenkil frequently treats Heart Conditions and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Pernenkil specializes.

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Dr. Pernenkil's office is located at 1051 Gause Blvd Ste 320, Slidell, LA 70458. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience and Background Checks


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2 disciplinary actions Found
  • Substance Abuse (5/24/2021)View details
  • Substance Abuse (12/7/2017)View details
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pernenkil

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pernenkil treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pernenkil treats other conditions, please contact the office at (985) 641-7577.

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Pernenkil is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Sinus Tachycardia
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Pernenkil is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Very High

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Dr. Pernenkil's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute – Slidell

Cardiology Institute Specialists1051 Gause Blvd Ste 320 Slidell, LA 70458