Dr Prathap Hegde

We provide a comprehensive range of cardiology services, including:

  • Specialist cardiac consultations
  • Medical/cardiac screening
  • Exercise stress test (Stress ECG)
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)
  • Holter monitoring

Our Doctor is accredited at Albury Wodonga private hospital in West Albury and is able to provide the following inpatient services:
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
  • Direct current cardioversion to treat heart rhythm disturbances
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty

Services provided at Albury Wodonga Health (Public Hospital):
  • Admissions
  • TOE
  • Cardioversions

Exercise Stress Test (Stress ECG)

A stress ECG is basically an ECG that is performed while the patient is exercising on a treadmill. It allows your doctor to see how your heart functions under stress and tells him how healthy your heart is.

Stress Echocardiogram

A stress echocardiogram allows more visual view of your heart. An echocardiogram creates still and moving pictures of your heart at rest by bouncing sound waves off the heart from a device called a transducer. The waves are then used to create a picture of your heart. During a stress echocardiogram, an echocardiogram is performed while you are resting and then again after you have exercised on a treadmill. The information allows the doctor to learn more about the muscles, valves and other structures of the heart.

Transthoracic echocardiography

Allows visualisation of your heart’s structure and function using ultrasound waves.

Holter Monitor

Holter monitor is a portable device which continuously monitors your heart’s electrical activity for a day or more. The data is stored in the device to be reviewed later. Doctors often use these devices if an arrhythmia is suspected.

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