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Cardiology Technologists Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

About the Association

The Cardiology Technologists Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTAN) is an organization formed to unite and inform those practicing Cardiology Technology in Newfoundland & Labrador. We act as a liaison between cardiology technologists and the national governing body, the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT). We are committed to excellence in our profession, ensuring that all members of the association are trained and educated to the highest standards.

What We Do


Registered members work closely with physicians to ensure patients receive the best cardiac care. This includes performing a number of diagnostic tests on the heart including: 

  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs/ECGs)
  • Exercise tolerance tests (ETTs)
  • Holter monitor application and analysis
  • Event monitor application
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitor application
  • Nuclear exercise tolerance testing
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Pacemaker interrogation and programming

The cardiology technologists in this province started out under the Cardiology Technologists Association of Nova Scotia (CTANS) until, during the summer of 1991, a group of them formed an executive committee with the intent of creating an independent association in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

On September 11, 1991 a meeting was held at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital to discuss the pros and cons of such a move. It was decided that an association should be formed and a questionnaire would be sent province-wide to give every technologist the opportunity to voice their opinions. The majority of the membership of Newfoundland voted in favour of forming its own charter and by-laws.

On October 11, 1991 a letter was sent to the Nova Scotia association to declare that as of January 1st, 1992, Newfoundland would officially have formed its own charter. The president of CTAN expressed sincere gratitude for all support and help received from CTANS over the years.

Upcoming events

    • October 04, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Zoom

    An email containing the Zoom login link will be sent to all members a few days before the event.

    • October 20, 2021
    • October 23, 2021
    • Virtual
    Hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Heart and Stroke, the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) is the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada.

    Cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, nurses and other cardiovascular specialists from across Canada and around the globe come to CCC to connect with other members of the cardiovascular team, to discover how to incorporate the latest science into their practice and to attend cutting-edge, accredited education sessions.

    CCC Objectives

    • Strengthen the Canadian cardiovascular care community
    • Promote Canadian perspectives on cardiovascular sciences to a global audience
    • Enhance opportunities for professional collaboration and networking
    • Offer a highly visible platform to showcase research from early career investigators
    • Develop the next generation of cardiovascular care leaders through mentorship and network growth
    • Provide a forum for the discussion of public policy to strengthen cardiovascular care in Canada

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