Compassionate and Personalised Care
Cardiologists, Sonographers and Technologists
0474 771 927 FAX: 8677 3335
(Treadmill Stress Echo)
28 Hart Street
30 Villers Street
14 Hospital Road
0474 771 927 FAX: 8677 3335
Welcome to Our Practice
Being faced with a heart condition can be a very emotional and stressful time for both you and your entire family. At Otway Heart we strive to provide compassionate and personalised care in investigating various aspects of the heart function from chronic arrhythmias to heart attack. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all our patients and ensure that you are well informed of the Cardiology care available. We have an experienced team of Cardiologists, Sonographers and Technologists who are dedicated to the prevention, management and reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease. We derive great professional and personal satisfaction in exceeding the expectations of our patients and referring Doctors. Our passion for our work comes from our heart.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Echocardiogram (Echo)?
An Echo is an Ultrasound of the heart used to assess the function of the heart muscle, valvular function and blood flow within the heart. Images are acquired by placing an ultrasound transducer over the chest wall.
What is a Stress Echocardiogram (Stress Echo)?
A full ECG is recorded during the test. Echo images are taken of the heart while you are in a resting, supine position and also immediately after exercise on a treadmill. This test is done primarily to determine if there is any significant coronary artery disease or heart rhythm abnormalities.
What is an Electrocardiogram (ECG)?
12 electrodes are placed on the chest to record the heart’s electrical rhythm.
What is a 24 hour holter ECG?
5 ECG leads are worn by the patient for 24 hours during which the heart’s electrical rhythm is recorded. This is to assess for palpitations or heart rhythm abnormalities.