Dr Richard Hillock

Dr Richard Hillock MBChB FRACP FCSANZ is a New Zealand-born cardiologist and electrophysiologist. He joined SA Heart in 2007.

Richard graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 1992, where he discovered a passion for tackling complex medical problems and improving the lives of others. He went on to complete his cardiology training in Christchurch and was awarded his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2003. After moving to Australia, Richard completed his two-year Fellowship in electrophysiology and pacing at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2006.

Richard consults regularly at our Flinders, Morphett Vale and Ashford locations. He also performs electrophysiology studies, cardiac ablations, and pacing and defibrillator device implantations at Ashford and Flinders Private Hospitals—as well as public electrophysiology and pacing procedures at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Learning is one of Richard’s lifelong passions. Throughout his career, Richard has continued to gain new skills and work with emerging technologies—especially current technologies in arrhythmias and pacing, including the latest ablation techniques. He is also involved in exciting new research through the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Richard enjoys teaching GP education sessions (e.g. at the annual SA Heart Symposium) and mentoring cardiology fellows, registrars, nurses, and cardiac technicians.

With a keen interest in sports, Richard is active in the management and treatment of elite athletes and cardiac screening for major sporting clubs in Adelaide. Richard is a member of the South Australian Sports Medicine Association and has presented talks at SA Sports Medicine Association annual conferences. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling around South Australia—including in the Santos Tour Down Under, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia’s One Ride, and other charity rides.

Richard is a fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, and the European Association of Preventative Cardiology. He enjoys a career that allows him to talk to people, problem solve, and take on technically demanding procedures. When he’s not working, Richard spends his time with family and travelling.

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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