Pacemaker Technician Training

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Pacemaker technicians, also known as certified cardiographic technicians and Pacemaker/ICD technicians, are highly skilled professionals who work with patients who require a device to regulate their heartbeats. Pacemaker/ICD techs have a complete knowledge of noninvasive techniques and methods for diagnosing heart and vascular diseases.

Prerequisite Training

Required Courses

  • Required courses for training to be a Pacemaker/ICD technician can include studies in cardiac medications, physiology and anatomy, electrocardiography, basic physics, fundamentals of medical instrumentation and electronics, along with basic cardiac life support, vital signs and other primary medical studies.

Advanced Study

  • Pacemaker/ICD technician programs may offer courses focused on implant procedures for permanent Pacemakers, the functions of pacing systems and hemodynamics---blood flow---during various pacing procedures. Additionally, students will likely be required to participate in clinical training and "hands-on" experiences in one or more clinical settings.

Certification

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