As a Cardiovascular technician, you will use a variety of instruments to diagnose and treat heart diseases and vascular problems. You will be trained to assist the physician in treating different heart conditions that include diseased vessels, structural problems and blood clots.
The work of Cardiovascular technicians mainly involve providing assistance to the physician in diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung, and blood vessel disorders by conducting invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests, maintaining equipment, and recording test results.
Candidates seeking admission to Cardiovascular technology courses should have passed 10+2 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
There are multiple undergraduate programs in cardiovascular technology. The name of the programs and duration varies from institute to institute. Some of the UG courses are BSc CVT (4 years) and BSc Cardiac Care (3 years).
Multiple one year undergraduate diploma programs in cardiovascular technology are available like the diploma in cardiovascular technology, and diploma in Electrocardiogram Technology (DECT).
Postgraduate programs in cardiovascular technology are 2 year full time courses. Eligibility criteria for this program is a BSc (Cardiac Care / Cardiovascular Technology) from a recognized University or equivalent. Different institutions provide master’s in cardiac care under different names like MSc CCIT ( Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Technology) and MSc Cardiac
There are a number of one year post graduate programs in this field like the PG Diploma in Cardiac Care Technology (PG-DCCT), and the PG Diploma in Cardiovascular Sonography.
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Patients who are sick or injured may be in extreme pain or distress. Cardiovascular technologists must treat patients with compassion and empathy.
Cardiovascular technologists should have the logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Surgery procedures may require long time and extreme attention. Persons who fear surgery may require more patience from the physicians and technicians around them.
They need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and may need to act quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.
Cardiovascular technicians should have the skill in determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a particular procedure.
Cardiovascular technicians may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.
Cardiovascular technicians must accurately monitor and record the condition of the patient throughout the treatment.
They should have the skill in managing one's own time and the time of others.
They need to have the skill to adjust actions in relation to others' actions and coordinating effectively in work.