Overview

Cardiac technology is an allied health profession specifically focused on the diagnosis to assist in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease.  Cardiac Technology Specialists are highly skilled professionals qualified to provide patient care using diagnostic (Echo) technology or by assisting with cardiac catheterization either diagnostically or through intervention.

The Cardiac Technology program at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) was established during the 2008-2009 academic year. The program length is four years, including the Preparatory year, and is followed by an internship year in a variety of approved hospitals.

Vision

A leading program of academic excellence for cardiac technology education and research nationally and internationally.

Mission

Graduate cardiac technologists who are competent in evidence-based knowledge and practice, innovative research skills, and effective community service compatible with the best ethical values of the profession.

Goals

  • Provide quality education, and continuously improve learning standards with the best clinical experience.
  • Graduate qualified cardiac technologists of national and international standards to fulfil labor markets’ needs. 
  • Promote scientific research.
  • Maintain effective community service and partnership. 

Values

  • Excellence 
  • Loyalty 
  • Teamwork 
  • Initiative 
  • Responsibility 
  • Transparency 
  • Creativity 

Department Graduates

Alumni Speech Posts 

Class of 2011-2012 

Echocardiography Major 

Sahar Alborikan, a Cardiac Technology graduate, class of 2012. I graduated with an excellent GPA from the first batch. I worked immediately at King Fahad Specialist Hospital for almost two years before I took my fantastic postgraduate studies journey. During that time, I was working as a passionate Echocardiographer, translating my rich learning background in dealing with different groups of adult and pediatric patients. I’m now a Phd holder from Queen Mary University London in cardiovascular medicine which helped me profoundly to grow in this evolving field. Before that, I got a distinguished MSc degree from Kings College London. I believe that I wouldn’t be where I’m today without the strong foundation given by Cardiac Technology program. My research interests have been shifted since then and well-constructed which now cover cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac biomarkers, and health transformation including digital health. My recent research publications around the diagnostic findings by echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise testing to monitor the effect of interventions and progress of different cardiovascular diseases in the Eastern Health Region. 

Sahar Alborikan

Email: salborikan@moh.gov.sa  

Cardiac Catheterization Major  

The journey began in 2008 with the goal of becoming a well-rounded healthcare professional as cardiac technologist. I pursued this field due to my passion for healthcare and my fascination with the human heart's intricate workings. In 2012, armed with a wealth of knowledge and a burning desire to make a difference, I proudly graduated as a cardiac technologist.  

As a cardiac technologist, I have had the opportunity to specialize in various areas, honing my skills in specific diagnostic procedures and techniques. This ongoing professional development has not only expanded my career prospects but has also deepened my sense of fulfillment and purpose, I’m a mother of three with a busy schedule in and out of work, but the rewarding feeling of being able to save a life is indescribable. Reflecting on my journey from student to cardiac technologist, I feel incredibly grateful for the path I chose. This path has empowered me to be better for myself, for my family and for the whole community. This is a warning that on calls in my profession could be tiring, but saving life is absolutely inspiring.

Bayader Bawyan  

  


Class of 2012-2013 

Cardiac Catheterization Major  

My name is Maram AL Qahtani, and I graduated from Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University (Dammam University) in 2013 from the College of Applied Medical Sciences. Throughout my education, I had many opportunities to practice my knowledge in various governmental and well-known hospitals such as Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Riyadh, where I completed my undergraduate studies, and then followed that up with a year of internship at several national hospitals, including Aseer Central Hospital. In my third year at the university, I chose invasive technology (Cardiac Cath Lab) and was thrilled when I was accepted into the program. 
I am proud of my achievements, and I feel that my work in this life-saving field requires hard work and dedication. After working in this field for 11 years, I am currently working at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, which is considered the best hospital in the Middle East and one of the top ten hospitals in the world. I have no regrets in choosing this specialty, and I have encouraged many graduating students to study and practice it as well. As women, we are moving forward to represent our vision 2030 and our beloved country, and this field offers endless opportunities for ambitious individuals. 

Maram Alabeedi AL Qahtani 

 


  

Class of 2019-2020 

Echocardiography Major  

Amal Hamad, Cardiac Technology, Echocardiography subspecialty, graduated in 2019 with an excellent grade and honor degree. I’m Incredibly proud that I’ve learned from the faculty members who combined good manners, science and knowledge, which developed me in the scientific field. 

In 2020, I completed the internship in different cardiac centers. This experience significantly contributed to increasing my scientific and practical skills which has benefited me on a professional and social basis, moreover, I realized the importance of Echocardiographers as we play an effective part in diagnosing the cardiovascular diseases. During my professional journey, I have presented some clinical scientific materials affiliated to Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Cardiac technology department as an external collaborator. 

Many thanks and gratitude to the faculty members for their efforts, and I ask Allah to be the best representative of this department and to grant me to return this favor. 

Amal Hamad Khalifah AlAqidi 

 

 

Cardiac Catheterization Major  

My name is Savannah Alhindi, a Cardiovascular Technology graduate. I was very blessed with keen Professors and Teaching team, every day with them has added to the excitement of learning and developing new skills. Learning about the heart, hearing it beating and how it works was a life-changing experience. I specialized in cardiac catheterization, one of the reasons for choosing this specialty; I like to feel adrenaline while working; a bit of action to save a patient's life.  

I had the opportunity to work as a Clinical Teaching Assistant at the department of Cardiovascular technology after graduating. Being a part of the educational team that I admired while I was a student is a proud moment for me, observing them made me more passionate to spread the knowledge of saving a heart to the community around me. 

Currently I’m working as a clinical specialist for a structural heart valve company for TAVI and surgical, my background in cardiovascular technology has supported me a significantly in my field of work and I’m looking forward to learning more about the most important organ in human body. 

Savannah Alhindi 

 


Class of 2023-2024 

Echocardiography Major  

I have had the most incredible journey as a cardiac technology student the past four years. There is so much to learn about cardiovascular science in general and echocardiography in particular, which is my sub-specialty. During our studies, we had an engaging and hands-on learning experience that improved our skills and critical thinking and prepared us fully to start our internship year. Our profession is valuable in the management and diagnosis of cardiovascular patients and supporting our cardiac lab team. I am grateful to be a part of a passionate, supportive and dedicated community and I find joy in learning more about my specialty every day. 

Lama Almutairi  

 

 

Cardiac Catheterization Major  

My name is Ghadeer Al-Turki, a graduate of the Cardiac Technology department, specializing in cardiac catheterization. Cardiac catheterization is crucial for improving individuals' health and saving lives. It's a vital part of care that can save many lives and enhance the quality of life for heart patients. It combines science, technology, and compassionate care. My experience in the department was both enjoyable and inspiring. It wasn't just studying and working; it was a journey of development and progress. I encountered complex concepts and advanced techniques in diagnosing and treating heart diseases, facing continuous challenges. Every day was an opportunity to gain new knowledge and enhance practical skills. After graduation and during my internship year, I applied what I learned practically in the hospital, directly dealing with patients and being part of their treatment, which was a beneficial experience that reinforced my practical understanding of cardiac catheterization procedures. Through my experience, I realized the importance of continuous education and development, as cardiac sciences continually evolve with the emergence of new technologies, requiring staying informed and adapting to new challenges. 

Ghadeer Alturaiki 

  

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Committees

Quality and Academic Accreditation Committee 

  • Dr Lamia Al Saikhan | Head 

  • Mrs Neethu Theruvan| Coordinator 

  • Dr Abrar Alnaimi |Member 

  • Dr Mashael Alfarih |Member 

  • Dr Aeshah Althunayyan |Member 

  • Dr Alhanoof Almalki |Member 

  • Mrs Raghad Alrimi |Member 

 

Quality of Assessment and Examination Committee 

  • Dr Lamia Al Saikhan | Head 

  • Dr Mashael Alfarih | Coordinator 

  • Dr Aeshah Althunayyan |Member 

  • Dr Abrar Alnaimi |Member 

  • Dr Alhanoof Almalki |Member 

 

Curriculum Development and Updates Committee 

  • Dr Lamia Al Saikhan | Head 

  • Dr Mostafa Rashed | Coordinator 

  • Dr Alhanoof Almalki |Member 

  • Mrs. Neethu Theruvan| Member 

Website and Social Media Committee 

  • Dr Mashael Alfarih | Coordinator 

  • Mrs Abeer Almwald | Member 

Scientific Research and Innovation Committee 

  • Dr Aeshah Althunayyan | Coordinator 

 

Clinical Training Affairs Committee 

  • Mrs Raghad Alrimi | Coordinator 

Purchasing and Laboratory Development Committee 

  • Dr Lamia Al Saikhan | Head 

  • Mrs Raghad Alrimi | Coordinator 

  • Dr Mostafa Rashed |Member 

  • Mrs Abeer Almwald | Member 

 

Community Services and Partnership Committee 

  • Dr Alhanoof Almalki | Coordinator 

Internship Affairs Committee 

  • Dr. Mostafa Rashed | Coordinator 

Academic Supervision and Alumni Affairs Committee 

  • Dr Abrar Alnaimi | Coordinator 

Professional Health and Safety Committee 

  • Mrs Abeer Almwald | Coordinator 

Contact us

Contact us

Dr. Lamia Al Saikhan
Chairperson
Email: lkalsaikhan@iau.edu.sa
Tel:013-3331358


 Dr. Mostafa Rashed
Coordinator
Email: mhrashed@iau.edu.sa
Tel: 013-3331218


 Dr. Maryam Alsharqi
Assistant Professor
Email: maalsharqi@iau.edu.sa
Tel: 013-3331346

 


Neethu Betty Theruvan

Lecturer
Email: nbtheruvan@iau.edu.sa
Tel: 013-3331316


Abeer Sultan Almwald
Lab Technician
Email: asalmwald@iau.edu.sa
Tel: 013-3331393


Amal Almussa
Department Secretary
Email: amalmussa@iau.edu.sa
Tel: 013-3331315


Foziyah Alqahtani
Demonstrator
Tel: 31374

Dr Mashael Alfarih
Assistant professor

Dr Aeshah Althunayyan
Assistant professor
Tel: 013-3331249

Dr Alhanoof dlaim almalki
Assistant professor
Tel: 013-33-31273

Dr Abrar Alnaimi
Assistant professor
Tel: 013-3335235 

Dr Alaa Alyahya
Assistant professor

Raghad Alrimi
Lecturer

Zainab Aldawood
Lab Technician

Bayan Sallat
Lab Technician

Published on: 14 May 2014
Last update on: 02 June 2024
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