CAVT 1020 - Cardiac Catheterization I

4 Credits

4.00 Credits

Co-Requisites: CAVT 1021, CAVT 1080

This course includes an intensive study of the role of the Cardiovascular Technology student in the various diagnostic invasive cardiac catheterization procedures such as right and left heart procedures, temporary pacemakers, Swan-Ganz catheters, and coronary angioplasty. This includes identification of angiographic images and data as well as basic interventional techniques. Topics include: introduction to cardiac catheterization, medical legal ethics in the cardiac catheterization lab, angioplastic data, hemodynamic principles, special techniques in cardiac catheterization, and interventional techniques. Additional topics include emergency life support, cardiac pharmacology, and cardiac pathology and advanced cardiac life support.