A Heart attack and a Cardiac arrest are NOT the same!

  So this is probably my biggest pet hate. The media, TV programs and numerous resources interchange these terms frequently - incorrectly assuming they mean the same thing, they do NOT! The way I always describe the difference in this (and in fact when I teach other areas) is to think of the heart like … Continue reading A Heart attack and a Cardiac arrest are NOT the same!

How do you become a Cardiac Physiologist?

The training of cardiac physiologists has changed a lot through the history of the profession. Personally I did a 4 year honours degree specifically in clinical physiology (cardiology), I worked at my training hospital for that time and was on day release to university for my lectures. Today things are very different. There are two … Continue reading How do you become a Cardiac Physiologist?