What Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Do
Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.
Other Job Titles Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians May Have
Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
Level of Education Attained by Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Some college, no degree (29%)
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