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Cardiac Catheterisation

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30



This course enables participants to develop essential patient management skills that are necessary for identifying and managing the safe care of a patient requiring cardiac catheterisation.



Indications and contraindications; complications and associated risk

Cardiac catheters & pressure transducers


Left heart:

Catheterisation procedures

Ventriculography and aortography

Pressure measurements & recording technique

Coronary Angiography & Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)


Right heart:

Catheterisation procedures

Pressure measurements & recording technique

Measuring oxygen saturation

Measurement of cardiac output




At the end of the course the practitioner will be able to:

  • Plan appropriate care based on upon the risk associated with the presenting patient
  • Utilise a range of data gained from a variety of investigations to effectively manage the care of the patient



  • Nurses
  • Cardiac Physiologist and Technicians
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Junior Doctors

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