What is a Cardiographer?

Working with a team of cardiologists [1] and other healthcare professionals in a hospital’s cardiac department, cardiographers use their love of science and technology to assess and monitor patients’ heart and blood vessels. You’ll operate electrocardiograph (ECG) machines which monitor the heart.

What qualifications do you need to be a Cardiographer?

There are no set entry requirements for cardiographers. Employers expect good numeracy and literacy. They may ask for at least two GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths. Some ask for science as well.

What does a clinical support worker do?

Many clinical support workers assist healthcare professionals in the delivery of patient care. They work with an individual practitioner or a team, taking on tasks such as welcoming and preparing patients, explaining treatment and updating patient records.

What is the cost of echo test?

The cost of the echo test varies from ₹1,800 to ₹1,980 depending upon the lab and the location.

What does ECG technician do?

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians operate equipment that measures, monitors, and graphically traces the electrical activity of the heart. Physicians use the graph (electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG) to diagnose and monitor patients’ heart problems.

How do I become a cardiovascular technologist UK?

You’ll need to apply for an approved 3 year healthcare science degree where you can specialise in cardiac physiology, which includes placements in the NHS. To apply, you’ll usually need at least two A levels (or equivalent level 3 qualifications), including at least one science subject.

How do I become an ECG Tech?

Course Prerequisite

  1. Degree or Diploma in a medical discipline OR a minimum of 1 year experience in a medical setting.
  2. Current Medix students should be at least halfway through completion of their current program and be in good standing.
  3. English Proficiency.

What tests do cardiac physiologists do?

They carry out cardiac tests, such as echocardiograms, ECGs, Holter monitors (24-hour ECG), blood pressure measurement, and tilt-table tests. They may also work in the catheter lab assisting with angiogram and angioplasty procedures, or pacemaker/ ICD implantation.

How many hours do cardiographers work in the NHS?

It is possible to apply for more senior positions at band 3 or 4, after further training and experience. Most cardiographers in the NHS work standard hours, which are likely to be around 37.5 a week. They may work some evenings or weekends. Terms and conditions will usually be different for clinical support staff working outside of the NHS.

What does a senior cardiographer do?

As you gain experience, you could become a senior cardiographer. A senior cardiographer might work with more complicated equipment or have more responsibility for working with patients. They may also supervise the work of other cardiographers.

What training do I need to work as a cardiographer?

You will receive the training you need to work as a cardiographer. This includes: an introduction to the department and its systems and procedures As part of your training, you are likely to study for the Award or Certificate in Electrocardiography from the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology.

What does an electrocardiograph (ECG) technician do?

You’ll operate electrocardiograph (ECG) machines which monitor the heart. You’ll fit electrodes to the patient’s body, making sure they are correctly connected to the machine. You’d then take readings from the ECG which the doctor uses to make decisions about treatment.