a cardiac technician reviews the results of a electrocardiogram

Cardiac Technician

Cardiac Technicians conduct tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments in support of Cardiologists and other Medical Practitioners engaged in diagnosing, monitoring and treating heart disease.

Overview

Cardiac Technicians conduct tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments in support of Cardiologists and other Medical Practitioners engaged in diagnosing, monitoring and treating heart disease.

Day-to-day

  • operates equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system
  • records the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Cardiac Technician

  • You need a bachelor degree in science or allied health majoring in biophysics, health science, nursing, physiology or exercise physiology to work as a Cardiac Technician. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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