Introduction              Vision , Mission & Objectives                    Scope                                 Facilities                          Admission Criteria                           Curriculum               


Introduction :

This course introduces the student to the medical specialty of cardiology. The course begins with a review of the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, and then introduces the various non-invasive and invasive diagnostic studies currently performed. Students are also exposed to a variety of common abnormal cardiovascular conditions, syndromes, and treatment strategies.

An (AMI)Students will begin the program by learning the basic fundamentals of heart and vascular function and physiology. Students then concentrate on core, didactic, lab, and clinical cardiovascular courses.

Working in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, the invasive technologist assists in utilizing x-ray and monitoring equipment in performing invasive diagnostic tests to determine heart function. The invasive technologist assists the physician during catheterization by providing the appropriate instruments, by operating various pieces of electronic medical equipment, and by calculating clinical information for interpretation by the physician.

Cardiology technology involves the non-invasive testing and monitoring of the functioning of the human heart under various conditions, the provision of basic patient care during these procedures, and the assessment and programming of implantable cardiac devices.

 Cardiology Technologists:

          +  Record and analyse Electrocardiograms.
          +  Operate and analyse Stress tests.
          +  Analyse Ambulatory monitoring recordings.
          +  Interrogate and program Implantable cardiac devices.
          +  RCT’s provide initial analysis and test results to physicians for use in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.