Physicians, excluding cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists, who wish to submit claims to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan for interpretation of electrocardiograms, must successfully challenge the College examination.
ECG Examination Reviewers
Dr. Brent Mitchell
Dr. Ron Gorsche
Dr. Bruce Fisher
No. Consistent with the recommendations of the American Heart Association, approval to interpret cardiac exercise stress tests requires a minimum of two weeks of full-time training with supervised assessment, attendance and interpretation of 100 or more studies, under one or more cardiologists. If testing includes pharmacological stress testing, evidence of training and experience with these procedures is also required.