Aimee Drane

 

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International Primate Heart Project Manager

Research Officer
Emailaimeedrane@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Education 
Clinical Physiology BSc (Hons) 2:1 (2008) Westminster College
Sports and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) First(2005) Essex University

Employment History

Previous Employment

St Vincents Private Hospital
Cardiac Technician
Start Date Feb 2011-Sept 2011
Brief Description of Duties
My main focus at this 7 month placement was Transthoracic Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiography. I also worked in the catheter lab with PCI and pressure wire cases. I held the on-call echo bleep and attended evening and weekend emergency cases.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital 
Job Title: Locum Echocardiographer
May 2010 – Jan 2011
Brief Description of Duties: My main role here was Echocardiography, including Transthoracic, Stress and Dobutamine Echocardiography.

Addenbrookes Hopsital 
Senior Cardiac Physiologist 
Oct 2009 - April 2010 
Brief Description of duties 
Large range of DGH investigations, Echocardiography, Exercise stress testing, Holter anaylsis, diagnostic angiography, Pacing, ICD and CRT implants.

Basildon University Hospital
Student/ Basic and Senior Cardiac Physiologist 
Sep 2005 – Oct 2009
Brief Description of duties
Large range of DGH investigations, from ECG to Echocardiography. Also tertiary investigations, PCI Cath lab, rotablation, IVUS, pressure wire, PPCI. 3D, perfusion and DSE's. Some experience of ICDs and CRT devices.

Additional Information
I have been a qualified Cardiac Physiologist for approximately 5 years. Qualifying whilst working at a tertiary centre was brilliant, as I had exposure to a wide range of investigations. I have been able to work abroad. Two areas that I have the greatest passion for are Echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology.

I completed my BSE in June 2010 and am have continued to develop my knowledge in this area. I have previous experience with more advanced echo, such as perfusion, 3D and stress echocardiography and am keen to progress my knowledge and skills in these fields.

I trained at the Essex CTC and worked on a Primary Angioplasty service. I have also had brief spells of working on PPCI services at different trusts.

I am registered with the RCCP and SCST.

Sporting Profile

Football for C+K Basildon Ladies FC​