Dr Prathap Hegde

We provide onsite consultations and full range of diagnostic and interventional services by utilising state of the art facility to help detect all forms of heart disease. Inpatient consultations and treatments are provided at Albury Base Hospital(public) and Albury Wodonga Private Hospital. We strive to provide excellent cardiac care for our patients.

Hume Cardiac Centre is fully accredited under Medicare Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme.

Services Provided at our consulting rooms

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

Services Provided at Hospitals (Private and Public)

  • Admissions
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
  • Direct current cardioversion to treat heart rhythm disturbances
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting

Our service includes a detailed clinical assessment and consultation. Specialist opinion and reports to referring clinicians are promptly provided with the latest in communications and practice management systems to make your visit as easy and stress-free as it can possibly be.

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.

Pacemaker/ICD Check

Pacemaker Clinic Check-Up services include clinic evaluation and interrogation of pacemakers and defibrillators that have been implanted in patients.

A complete pacemaker check should be done six weeks after a pacemaker is implanted. A pacemaker should then be checked every 6/12 months to evaluate battery function.

Regular follow-up is important after a pacemaker implant. Your doctor will tell you how often you will need to have it checked.

This test is performed by a specially trained Cardiac Technician who uses a computer to “talk” to the pacemaker wirelessly by placing a “programmer head” over the skin on top of the pacemaker. The test usually takes 15-20 minutes.

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