Scans, tests & treatments available
- Cardiac Imaging
- ECG test
- Holter monitoring
- Stress echocardiogram
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS trust
Kings College London
Dr Smitha Pulapalli is a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in Cardiac Imaging.
She is able to perform all types of Cardiac Imaging including:
- Cardiac MRI
- Trans-thoracic echocardiography
- Trans-oesophageal echocardiography
- Stress echocardiography
- Complex contrast echocardiography
- Bubble echocardiography
Dr Pulapalli is able to diagnose and manage heart disease, and treat conditions such as angina, abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure, valvular heart problems. She can help evaluate your risk from heart disease for those where it runs in the family and devise a plan to minimise the risk.
The tests that she can perform and provide an expert opinion on include:
- Holter monitoring analysis
- Trans-thoracic Echocardiography (2D and 3D)
- Exercise treadmill testing
- Stress echocardiography (both exercise and Dobutamine)
- Cardiac MRI which includes complex cardiomyopathy scans
- Stress perfusion MRI, CT TAVI (in preparation to assessment for trans-aortic valvular implantation)
She has performed over 4,000 Cardiac procedures so far in her field of interest and cares for over 2,000 patients per year with all types of general Cardiological problems.
In addition, Dr Smitha Pulapalli works as a Cardiac MRI Consultant in King’s College London at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
She is accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography in both trans-thoracic and trans-oesophageal echocardiography. She is also certified by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging in Cardiac MRI and by the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging in Cardiac CT.
She has played a pivotal role in the development of the echocardiography department at Tunbridge Wells Hospital and has provided a major contribution in modernising the department. Recently, they have achieved Departmental Accreditation from the British Society of Echocardiography.
Dr Pulapalli is an educational supervisor for foundation trainees, a mentor for Cardiac Physiologists and also an examiner for the British Society of Echocardiography. She has performed several audits which led to change in practice and improved the local echocardiography service.
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Alternatively to speak to a member of our friendly team, please call 01622 237 500 between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday.
Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.