So you have to have or are training to put on holter monitors! What are they? I will start with the ECG holter monitor. In a similar way to the 12 lead ECG, it records the electrical activity in the heart, predominantly looking at the rate and rhythm. However we tend to only use 3 … Continue reading The Ambulatory ECG
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?
The Electrocardiogram (ECG) is our bread and butter! we can not do our job if we couldn't interpret an ECG, whether this is the standard 12 lead, or a 3/5 lead on monitoring. As part of this adventure I will also look specifically at different rhythms, as a brief introduction/education in interpretation! An ECG picks up … Continue reading The Electrocardiogram
This topic seems to be around a lot at the moment, with the BBC running a story on cancelled cancer operations. Moreover this point being very well explored, again by the BBC, in their show Hospital (a program I encourage all of you to watch!) I wanted to put our perspective across. I work primarily … Continue reading Cancelled Operations