Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) Technicians operate equipment that records and measures heart activity. These measurements are useful to assist cardiologist and other physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac (heart) and peripherial vascular (blood vessel) problems. An EKG technician first obtains a patient’s medical history and medication use. Then they prepare a patient by attaching electrodes to the chest, arms and legs. These electrodes will measure and trace electrical impulses transmitted by the heart in order to obtain a printout that can be used by the physician. These tests are often done as part of routine examination before surgeries, especially on elderly patients or those that have a history of cardiovascular problems. With additional on-the-job training or experience , EKG technicians may specialize in areas such as cardiac catheterization, Holter monitoring, phonocardiography, stress testing, and vectorcardiography.
Duration of Course:(2Years)
(Passed 10 + 2 class examination.)