The demands of the Cardiovascular Technologist require a working knowledge of detailed anatomy, physiology and pathology of the heart, coronary arteries, and cardiac vascular function.
The Cardiovascular Technology Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). The program coordinates academic study with clinical experience. The applied clinical experience will be performed in a hospital setting and affiliate the student with one of the various cardiac catheterization laboratory facilities within the five-state region.
Cardiovascular technologists assist the cardiologist in performing diagnostic, interventional, angioplasty and stent placement procedures; measure cardiovascular parameters such as cardiac output, cardiac electrophysiology parameters; intra-cardiac shunt detection, intra-cardiac pressure measurements, oximetry determination, and valve flow/valve area determination; record, analyze and process cardiovascular hemodynamic pressure measurements for presentation to the interpreting physician. Graduates demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues; act in a professional and ethical manner; provide patient education related to cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional techniques and promote good health.