Cardiovascular technicians specialize in diagnosing and treating heart conditions. They administer and document tests to obtain diagnostic data on the condition of the heart, to include electrocardiography, echocardiography, Holter monitoring, and cardiac stress testing. They also assist physicians with diagnostic and interventional catheterizations, perform device implantations, and conduct electrophysiology studies.Explore this career outside the military
Cardiovascular technicians usually work in hospitals and clinics. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals.
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Cardiovascular Technicians in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Cardiovascular technicians receive classroom and on-the-job medical training, through which they develop skills in providing basic patient care. Training content may include: Diagnostic methods and proceduresOperation and maintenance of diagnostic equipmentPreparation of patients for testingMethods of resuscitationMinor surgical proceduresEmergency medical treatmentClinical laboratory proceduresCardiac tests and examinationsAssisting physicians with cardiovascular tasksRead More
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