Cardiovascular Technology Program (CVT)

Cardiovascular Technology Program (CVT):
The cardiovascular technologist performs diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions of the heart and/or blood vessels under the request or direction of a physician in the following areas:

• Invasive- Cardiac catheterization
• Noninvasive: Echocardiography,Electrocardiography (ECG)

Cardiovascular Technologists are highly skilled professionals that evaluate and assist in treating patients with medical illnesses of the heart and circulation. The technologist works in concert with the Cardiologist and Nurses within this specialized field. The critical Invasive section requires Cardiovascular Technologists to assist with specialized equipment and devices utilized for cardiac catheterization and pacemaker insertion. Cardiovascular Technologists work with radiation-emitting equipment and Radiology staff to perform these life-changing exams.

Within the non-invasive section, Cardiovascular Technologists will also be involved in direct patient care in performing Echocardiography and Electrocardiography examinations. Both examinations require use of specialized equipment to evaluate the function of the heart and blood flow via the heart and circulatory system. Additional equipment is used for monitoring patient’s heart function, which requires the Cardiovascular Technologist to be technologically savvy in all areas.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center is rich with a highly qualified, professional staff, to teach the program courses. The Heart Center at King Faisal is comprised of the most advanced diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular equipment. The program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS).

After all graduation requirements have been met, the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center.

When Can I Apply to the Program?

Programs are opened upon hospital’s need, and applicants may apply once the program is announced.