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

CVT 2421C - Invasive Cardiology II w/Lab

This course is designed to provide students with the ability to relate various cardiac disease processes to interventions used to address them. The effects of coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, angina, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, pericardial issues, valvular disease, and congenital anomalies will be covered with the effect of each on hemodynamic monitoring. Students will become familiar with the various formulas and calculations performed in the catheterization lab for cardiac outputs, vascular resistance, valve areas and shunts with detailed analysis of arterial and venous pressure waveforms of the heart and periphery. Students will routinely differentiate between pressure waveforms of the heart as well as the appropriate scale that each is recorded on in regard to hemodynamic monitoring. Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal waveforms and cause and effect of each. Basic electrophysiology will also be covered in this course.
Prerequisites: CVT 2420C.
Corequisites: None.

Degrees Offered: A.S.

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