Cardiovascular technologists specializing in invasive procedures assist physicians with cardiac catheterization procedures in which a small tube, or catheter, is threaded through a patient’s artery from a spot on the patient’s groin to the heart. The procedure can determine whether a blockage exists in the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle and help to diagnose other problems.
The typical hospital work environment of a cardiovascular technologist includes:
To succeed on the job, cardiovascular technologists and technicians should:
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