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!
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?
My aim with this post is to give a brief overview of what we do, I will go further into certain aspects of my work in subsequent posts. So who are we? We are professionals who have specifically trained in cardiology, with the aim to be able to provide a variety of clinical tests to … Continue reading What is a Cardiac Physiologist?
So who am I? Well that's a little personal don't you think! I am a Chief Cardiac Physiologist and I specialise in Cardiac Rhythm Management and Invasive Cardiology. I am now into my 9th year in the NHS and have seen more than anyone should or would want to. I have worked in small district … Continue reading A little bit about me!