Invasive Cardiology I w/Lab   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]

CVT 2420C - Invasive Cardiology I w/Lab

This course introduces students to the pioneers of cardiac catheterization and to the procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization lab. Students continue applications relevant to coronary and peripheral arterial systems, and practice the ability to distinguish anatomical features demonstrated on different radiographic projections. A foundation of aseptic and sterile technique is introduced, from scrub technique and preparation to handling ancillary equipment. Ancillary equipment applications include identification and setup of bubble-less manifolds and transducers, sheaths, catheters, wires, balloons and stents, and other pertinent devices used during coronary and peripheral catheterizations. Students build skills in patient assessment, and cardiac waveform and arrhythmia recognition during hemodynamic monitoring.
Prerequisites: CVT 1000, CVT 1200, CVT 1261 and CVT 2500C.
Corequisites: None.

Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:4. 
Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours.