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CARD 4330 - Cardiac Catheterization: Principles and Practice

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

A comprehensive course on cardiac catheterization principles representing the essentials necessary for a practicing cardiovascular technologist. Examines concepts of diagnostic cardiac catheterization with specific orientation to cardiac angiography, hemodynamics, calculations of cardiac values, and general lab practices. Also presents aspects of congenital cardiac catheterization,and other diagnostic modalities such as IVUS and FFR. Complications and common medications in the lab are also highlighted.


60% in BHSC 3302 and 60% in CARD 3330





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 31314

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Distance


Elaine Krieger

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online D2L course is for students in the Cardiac Sciences Cardiovascular Technology Option program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission into the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the equipment and supplies required for diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations.
  • Explain the indications and the contraindications for a cardiac catheterization and the possible outcomes of an emergency catheterization.
  • Define the role of the scrub assistant, circulator, monitoring technology, and radiology technologist.
  • Differentiate between various catheterization approaches.
  • Identify normal and abnormal cardiac indices, pressures, and saturations in the cardiopulmonary system.
  • Perform calculations on recorded data in order to establish the diagnosis of specific abnormal pathophysiologies.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal cardiopulmonary anatomy obtained from angiograms.
  • Describe other related cardiac examinations that are routinely performed.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

CARD 4330 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiac Sciences (Cardiovascular Technology Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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