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

    • December 10, 2021
    • December 11, 2021
    • Virtual

    The planning committee for the 2021 Ted Rogers Centre Heart Failure Symposium is pleased to welcome all clinicians, investigators, trainees and interested parties to join this year’s virtual meeting on Dec. 10-11, 2021. This meeting, which blends clinical innovations with the latest scientific advances, has grown to become Canada’s largest conference on heart failure.

    On Friday, December 10th, our research-focused symposium examines congenital heart disease, and how we can take animal models and regenerative medicine approaches to answer the clinical challenges that remain. It also highlights commercialization success stories, and sees how innovators developed an idea and translated it to impact. And it will shine a light on unique new scientific approaches in the emerging field of cardiotoxicity.

    On Saturday, December 11th, we will reprise a very popular program for primary care practitioners who manage patients with (or at risk of) heart failure, as well as other front-line health-care professionals. Experts will address a range of topics that include emerging therapies, new standards of care, nurse-led initiatives, wearable technology, comorbidities and caring for specialized populations and complex cases. This program will be submitted for accreditation.

    For more information or to register, please go to:

Past events

October 20, 2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
October 04, 2021 Annual general meeting

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