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Included in this Libguide you will find Library resources related to the field of Cardiovascular Technology. This guide is designed to help students find and use information related to their course assignments.
Professional societies provide an excellent means of keeping current and in touch with other professionals in the field. These groups can play a key role in your development and keep you abreast of what is happening in your field. Associations promote the interests of their members and provide a network of contacts that can help you find jobs and move your career forward. They can offer a variety of services including job referral services, continuing education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and conference opportunities. The following is a partial list of professional associations serving cardiovascular technologists:
Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals
American Society of Echocardiography
Committee on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs
Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Cardiovacular Credentialing International
Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals
Cath Lab Digest
Cardiovascular Technology Program at Polk State College
The Cardiovascular Technology program prepares students for careers in the fast-paced, critical-thinking arena of Cardiac and Peripheral Intervention. The invasive cardiovascular technologist is a member of the cardiac cath team that assists physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD). The cardiovascular technologist's primary role is to directly assist the physician during angioplasty and stenting, monitor a patient’s hemodynamic status during procedures, and provide professional and compassionate pre and post procedural patient care. Graduates will find employment opportunities in cardiac catheterization labs in hospitals and freestanding clinics as professionally licensed health care associates.
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NEW cardiography e-books
Here are NEW books and eBooks related to the field of Cardiovascular Technology that you can find in the Polk State College catalog. You will need to click on the link, click on "View Online Now" and log in with your Student ID and PIN to view the eBook. For more information on how to locate and use eBooks, see this Libguide: Locating books and eBooks
Artificial Hearts by
Call Number: RD 598.35 .A78 M35 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Artificial hearts are seductive devices. Their promissory nature as a cure for heart failure aligned neatly with the twentieth-century American medical community's view of the body as an entity of replacement parts. In Artificial Hearts, Shelley McKellar traces the controversial history of this imperfect technology beginning in the 1950s and leading up to the present day. McKellar profiles generations of researchers and devices as she traces the heart's development and clinical use. She situates the events of Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley's professional fall-out after the first artificial heart implant case in 1969, as well as the 1982-83 Jarvik-7 heart implant case of Barney Clark, within a larger historical trajectory. She explores how some individuals--like former US Vice President Dick Cheney--affected the public profile of this technology by choosing to be implanted with artificial hearts. Finally, she explains the varied physical experiences, both negative and positive, of numerous artificial heart recipients. McKellar argues that desirability--rather than the feasibility or practicality of artificial hearts--drove the invention of the device. Technical challenges and unsettling clinical experiences produced an ambivalence toward its continued development by many researchers, clinicians, politicians, bioethicists, and the public. But the potential and promise of the artificial heart offset this ambivalence, influencing how success was characterized and by whom. Packed with larger-than-life characters--from dedicated and ardent scientists to feuding Texas surgeons and brave patients--this book is a fascinating case study that speaks to questions of expectations, limitations, and uncertainty in a high-technology medical world.
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Handbook by
Call Number: RC 685 .A65 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Handbook is a succinct presentation of all the practical information that is needed to understand the subtleties of cardiac electrophysiology and the management of arrhythmias.A focus on the "how to" -- learn about the approaches used to identify, diagnose, and manage a broad range of cardiac rhythm disorders....with an understanding of the "why"-- reinforce the underlying fundamental and clinical science concepts forming the basis for clinical electrophysiology decision-making."...a quick source for information in the EP lab or on the wards, as well as a guide to learning--offering the ability to quickly review the essential components prior to a case or to rapidly reinforce new notions and practices encountered during a case."
Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease by
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
This comprehensive textbook on the echocardiographic assessment of pediatric and congenital heart disease has been updated for a second edition with an emphasis on new technologies. This highly-illustrated full-color reference contains over 1200 figures, and offers over 600 video clips on a companion website. Fully updated, with new chapters on the assessment of the post-Fontan procedure patient and on pregnancy and heart disease Each lesion chapter includes new section highlighting the key elements of the echocardiogram(s) Written by experts from the leading centers around the world, with numerous new authors Revision emphasizes new technologies and quality of images Comprehensive content contains overview of ultrasound physics, discussion of laboratory set-up, protocol for a standard pediatric echocardiogram and quantitative methods of echocardiographic evaluation, including assessment of diastolic function Also includes special techniques and topics including 3D echocardiography, intraoperative echocardiography, and fetal echocardiography
Call Number: RC685.A65 E465 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-21
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Electrophysiology: The Basics remains a trusted, practical reference for those who are learning the foundational concepts of electrophysiology. A clear, non-technical style, a new full-color format, and heavily updated content make this an ideal reference not only for cardiology fellows in EP rotations, but also for residents, nurses, medical students, physicians reviewing for recertification, and staff in the arrhythmia/cardiac device clinic. Key Features: Thoroughly updated to keep you current with recent advances in atrial arrhythmias, syncope, indications for cardiac rhythm management devices, and much more. Closely follows the specific content recommended for EP training programs. Enhanced with a new, full-color format to help you navigate the content and study more efficiently. Key references are provided for those who wish to expand their knowledge with foundational literature in EP. Authored by international experts in electrophysiology education. Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like: Complete content with enhanced navigation Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
Interpretation of Complex Arrhythmias: a Case-Based Approach, an Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics by
Call Number: RC685.A65 161143 2016 v.8no.1
Publication Date: 2016-03-14
This special case-based issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics features a selection of cases on the following topics: Use of the Surface ECG to Define the Nature of Challenging Arrhythmias; Diagnostic and Prognostic Implications of Surface Recordings from Patients with A-V Block; Supraventricular Tachycardia; Ventricular Tachycardia; Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter; Troubleshooting Device Function; Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease; and Arrhythmias in Patients with Genetic Arrhythmia Syndromes.
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