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Cardiac Sonographer Training

Posted on April 17, 2013 | 1 Comment on Cardiac Sonographer Training

Cardiac Sonography or Echocardiography is a process of examining the heart chambers, valves, and vessels using ultrasound technology that results to the production of echocardiograms. This is a diagnostic tool for assessing the form and function of the heart. The process may be performed while the patient is at rest or physically active. To obtain diagnostic images, the cardiac sonographer or operator must be to correctly display the vascular structures and blood flow of the heart in the two-dimensional, M-mode, and Doppler procedures.

Cardiac Sonography or Echocardiography have specialty practices such as adult transthoracic, pediatric transthoracic, fetal, and pharmacologic stress examinations. Aside from conducting diagnosis per se, some Cardiac sonographers may administer medication to physically active patients as part of the procedure for evaluating cardiac function and condition. Cardiac sonographers also may asked to help doctors conduct transesophageal echocardiography, which entails putting a tube in a patient’s esophagus to conduct the ultrasound.

For those interested in Cardiac Sonographer Training, one can inquire with the Philippine Society of Echocardiography which regularly conducts training for Cardiac Sonographer. The training is composed of different modules leading to a certificate. The Philippine Society of Echocardiography is located at Heart and Lung Clinic 112 Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman Quezon City and can be contacted through telephone nos. 63 2 426-9174.

Another institution that conducts Cardiac Sonographer Training is the Philippine Heart Center located in East Ave, Quezon City with telephone no.s 02 925 2450. The Cardiac Sonographer Training comprises one of the many postgraduate courses, training seminars and symposia regularly conducted by the Philippine Heart Center for doctors, nurses, paramedical workers, and healthcare workers. PHC also provided training in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Non-Invasive Diagnostic Cardiology, Cardio-Pulmonary Critical Care, Cardiovascular Nursing and support systems among others.

Finally, academic education institutions offering medical and health sciences also hold training seminars on Cardiac Sonographer especially provided exclusively for their students and in coordination with their Department Head of Radiology and Sonology of their respective affiliate hospital institutions.

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  1. rommel garcia Reply
    13/06/02

    Hi Sir / Ma’am,

    I just want to inquire about the training for 2D echo tech / cardiac sonographer.. w/c is affordable. Because I already inquire from other training center ; its very expensive.. Here is my contact # 09055526144.

    Thank you!

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