• Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  • Health Science
  • Cardiovascular technologists and technicians operate specialized equipment to conduct tests that help doctors analyze and diagnose heart and lung conditions. Some technologists assist physicians and surgeons during surgical procedures.

    What do they typically do

    • Prepare patients for procedures by taking a patient's history, explaining the procedure, and answering questions
    • Use specialized equipment to conduct tests that record patients' cardiac activitity, including electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, and stress testing
    • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures and notify the physician if something appears to be wrong
    • Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians' orders or established guidelines
    • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment
    • Attach electrodes to patients' chests, arms, and legs; connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine; and operate the EKG machine
    • Prepare and position patients for testing
    • Supervise or train other cardiology technologists or students

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