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CARD 4360 - Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This course provides the student with information on interventional cardiac catheterization that is essential to the practicing cardiovascular technologist. The topics covered include: coronary angioplasty indications, contraindications, complications and techniques; bare metal and drug eluding stents (DES); BioAbsorbable scaffolds; Rotation ablation, chronic total occlusions; thrombectomy, distal protection devices, valvuloplasty, TAVR, Percutaneous mitral valve repair; ASD,PFO, and VSD closure devices; Left atrial appendage closure; pericardiocentesis; IABP, ECMO, Impella devices, and temporary pacemakers.


60% in CARD 4330





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 41463

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance


Elaine Krieger

Course Outline




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online Learning Hub (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: Students may register for individual courses outside of the program (i.e. continuing education credits). Registration does not imply admission to 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the equipment and techniques used in coronary angioplasty and stenting.
  • Explain the complications of interventional procedures.
  • Describe intracoronary bare metal and drug eluding stents (DES) implantation.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages to all stent types, including BioAbsorbable scaffolds.
  • Describe rotational ablation and its indications.
  • Explain the causes of restenosis and describe the interventional devices used to minimize restenosis.
  • Explain the different approaches to chronic total occlusions (CTO).
  • Discuss the different methods of thrombectomy.
  • Describe the technique for percutaneous mitral valve repair.
  • Describe the techniques and equipment for TAVR.
  • Explain the technique and equipment used for ASD, PFO, VSD percutaneous closure.
  • Describe the use of IABP, Impella, and ECMO from the cardiac cath lab point of view
  • Describe the techniques used in valvuloplasty.
  • Describe the equipment used and the technique for pericardiocentesis and its indications.
  • Describe temporary pacemaker implantation and the indications.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

CARD 4360 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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