Cardiology Technology

From Rink Rat to Lab Rat: How a pro athlete became a Cardio Tech

Would you let a hockey player do your ECG? If it’s Brett Morrison, you definitely would. Brett was a competitive hockey player before he traded in his hockey stick for a holter monitor as a Cardio Tech. As an athlete, Brett was always interested in the fitness and function of the human body. He was…

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Cardio Tech Clinical Labs: What I learned in a month

After finishing my first month of Cardio Tech clinical all I can say is, “Wow! I’m so happy I picked this career.” So far, I’ve had two weeks of day shifts doing stress testing, appointment electrocardiograms (ECGs) and another two weeks of night shifts doing Holter Scanning and emergency ECGs. In the first two weeks,…

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From the heart

Stenberg College grads share their passion for Cardiology Technology What could a young high-school grad from Vancouver, a lobster fisherwoman from Cape Breton, a Unit Clerk Assistant from Saskatoon, and a stay-at-home mom from Winnipeg have in common? Beyond a shared passion for the heart, they have all reached a significant milestone in their lives…

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Learning about Holter Monitors and Holter Monitoring

A holter monitor is a small, wearable device that records the electrical activity of the heart. Usually worn 24-48 hours, it is used to monitor and capture random or infrequent electrical abnormalities of the heart. Palpitations or dizziness may be a symptom experienced by a patient, however, during a routine ECG test they may not…

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ECGs Part 2

It’s incredible how quickly things can change in just a matter of two weeks. The last blog I wrote about ECGs was an introduction, for myself as well as for you readers. I’m happy to say that I’m now half way through the course and everything is going well. I’ve developed the skills so that…

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