Dr Richard Hillock

Dr Richard Hillock MBChB FRACP FCSANZ is a highly qualified Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist who completed his Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has a strong interest in ablation of atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardia.  He joined SA Heart in 2007.

Richard graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1992 and went on to complete his cardiology training at Canterbury DHB, Christchurch in 2003.

Dr Richard Hillock was awarded his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2003 and completed his Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2006. During his fellowship he worked with some of the leading arrhythmia specialists and electrophysiology researchers in Australasia and continues involvement in research though his connection to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Dr Hillock is a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ). 

He has extensive experience with the current leading technologies in arrhythmias and pacing, including new ablation techniques and pacemakers/ defibrillators.

Richard has been involved in several research projects including:

  • Characterisation of electrophysiology substrates in patients with focal atrial tachycardia.
  • BNP infusion in post-myocardial infarction population and the effect on left ventricular remodelling.
  • Neurohormonal response to components of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in chronic heart failure.
  • Selective site pacing for right ventricular pacemaker leads.

Richard also has a strong interest in GP education sessions as well as teaching and mentoring cardiology fellows and registrars, medical students, nursing and cardiac technician staff.

He achieved membership of The New Zealand Pacing and Electrophysiology Group in 2003 and the Australian Pacing and Electrophysiology Group in 2006. He is an Associate Member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Hillock consults regularly at our Flinders, Morphett Vale and Ashford locations. He performs electrophysiology studies, cardiac ablations, pacing and defibrillator device implantation at the Ashford and Calvary Wakefield Hospitals. Dr Hillock also performs public electrophysiology and pacing procedures at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr Hillock is the present Chairman of SA Heart.

Publications 

1. REPLY: SEPTAL PACING - READY FOR PRIME TIME.
Hillock RJ, Mond HG. Europace. 2012 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

2. PACING THE RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT SEPTUM: TIME TO EMBRACE THE FUTURE.
Hillock RJ, Mond HG. Europace. 2012 Jan;14(1):28-35. Epub 2011 Aug 15.

3. PACING THE RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT SEPTUM: ARE WE THERE YET?
Hillock RJ, Mond HG. Commissioned article - Asian Cardiovascular Disease 2007; July 2007

4. THE RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SEPTAL, FREE WALL AND ANTERIOR WALL PACING.
Hillock RJ, Stevenson IH , Mond IH. PACE 2007 30(8) 942–947

5. B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE INFUSIONS IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Hillock RJ, Frampton CM, Yandle TG , Troughton RW, Lainchbury LG , Richards AM. HEART 2007 Online First July 16th

6. THE RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT: THE ROAD TO SEPTAL PACING
 
7. PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Mond HG ,Hilllock RJ, Stevenson IH, McGavigan AD. PACE (2007)  30 (4), 482–491.

8. MULTIPLE FOCAL ATRIAL TACHYCARDIAS IN A HEALTHY ADULT POPULATION: CHARACTERISATION AND DESCRIPTION OF SUCCESSFUL RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION.
Hillock RJ, Kalman JM, Roberts-Thomson KC, Haqqani H, Sparks PB. Heart Rhythm Journal 2007 Apr;4(4):435-8. Epub 2006 Dec 28.

9. A CASE OF VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA RELATED TO WOLF-PARKINSON-WHITE SURGERY. 
Hillock RJ, Roberts-Thomson KC, McGavigan AD  & Kalman JM, EuroPACE 2007 Feb;9(2):130-3.

10. FOCAL ATRIAL TACHYCARDIAS ARISING FROM THE RIGHT ATRIAL APPENDAGE: ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION.  Roberts-Thomson KC, Kistler P, Haqqani H, McGavigan AD, Hillock RJ, Stevenson IH, Morton JB, Sparks PB, Vohra J, Kalman JM. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Apr;18(4):367-72. Epub 2007 Feb 7.

11. SELECTIVE SITE VENTRICULAR PACING – RADIOGRAPHIC AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CORRELATES OF LEAD POSITION.
AD McGavigan, KC Roberts-Thomson, RJ Hillock, IH Stevenson & HG Mond.  Pacing & Clinical Electrophysiology, October 2006;29:1-6

12. A GRAVE CASE OF BRADYCARDIA
Lee G, McGavigan AD, Hillock RJ, Roberts-Thomson KC, Stevenson IH, Mond HG Pacing & Clinical Electrophysiology  2006;29(7), 788-790

13. PROFICIENCY IN CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, LOCAL EXPERIENCE AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS.
Hillock RJ, Smyth DW, Elliott JM. Heart Lung and Circulation 2006, 15 (3);161-240,also in Cardiology News (Australian edition) 2006 3(3), 10-11

13. A TALE OF TWO TAILS: THE TIP OF THE ATRIAL APPENDAGES ARE UNUSUAL SITES FOR FOCAL ATRIAL TACHYCARDIA
Hillock RJ, Singarayar S, Kalman JM, Sparks PB. Heart Rhythm Journal. 2006 Apr;3(4):467-9.

15. ROLE OF INTRACARDIAC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN IDENTIFICATION OF RIGHT ATRIAL ANATOMY: USE IN MAPPING AND ABLATION.
Hillock RJ, Morton JB, Kalman JM. Book Chapter  in “An Atlas of Intracardiac Echocardiography for the Interventional Electrophysiologist” Editor A. Natale, Taylor and Francis. April 2006.

16. RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION FOR COMMON ATRIAL FLUTTER USING AN 8-MM TIP CATHETER AND UP TO 150 W
Hillock RJ, Melton I, Crozier IG. Europace 2005  Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 409-412 (September 2005)

17. CARDIAC ANGIOSARCOMA: DIAGNOSIS BY CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY
Hillock RJ, Lainchbury J, Robertson B. Heart, Oct 2005; 91: 1270

18. A CASE OF CORONARY SUBCLAVIAN STEAL SYNDROME 
Hillock RJ, Smyth DW. Heart Lung and Circulation 2004.13:4 pp. 421-422 

19. PHYSIOLOGICAL ALTITUDE AND HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY OEDEMA.
Hillock R. The Internal Medical Journal. November 2003;33:11 p545

20. REPORT TO THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON SOCIAL POLICY ON BEHALF OF THE NGAI TAHU MĀORI TRUST BOARD 1988
K Marshall, Te M Tau, R Hillock et al.

Journal Review

Dr Hillock is an article reviewer for the Heart, Heart Rhythm, PACE and Europace medical peer-reviewed journals.

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