Cardiology Technologist

Cardiology technologists perform tests to provide information needed in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Cardiology technologists work with other health care professionals involved in diagnostic testing, monitoring, and heart functioning evaluation. They may use a variety of electronic monitoring equipment for:

  • electrocardiography
  • multi-stage stress testing
  • holter monitor analysis
  • arrhythmia monitor analysis
  • tilt table testing
  • pacemaker clinics
  • blood pressure analysis.

In general, cardiology technologists:

  • prepare patients for testing by explaining procedures
  • get medical history information
  • make sure patients are comfortable and safe during procedures
  • implement resuscitation measures when necessary
  • prepare testing information from diagnostic procedures for physician interpretation
  • immediately notify physicians and nursing staff when they recognize life-threatening arrhythmias (heartbeats)
  • maintain equipment and troubleshoot technical problems
  • help in research projects.

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