ECG and EKG Training

There are many reasons to consider EKG and ECG training. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a medical test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart. The position of an EKG technician is one of the most important in the medical field. They are one of the first people called upon when someone is admitted to a hospital or who is ill at a doctor’s office. Their responsibility is to attach electrodes to a patient’s body at specific points to record their heart actions on an EKG machine tape. It is their report that allows the doctor to diagnose and monitor a patient’s cardiac problems. Those with advanced EKG training also perform Holter monitoring and stress testing. The Holter monitoring is done by attaching a machine to the patient and, after twenty four hours of normal activity, checking the recorded impulses. The stress testing is done by connecting a patient to the EKG machine and then monitoring the heart activity while he or she walks on a treadmill. 

Cardiovascular Technology Programs