When it comes to the cardiovascular health of America’s Veterans, there are many ways to make a positive impact. But you may not be aware of all the professional opportunities available. So in the spirit of American Heart Awareness Month, we’re highlighting a couple of the lesser-known cardiac subspecialties.
Using non-invasive techniques such as myocardial perfusion imaging, people in this career area perform duties that are essential to the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of cardiovascular diseases at various stages. Responsibilities include conducting cardiac stress tests, evaluating heart function and blood flow, and determining the size and location of heart attacks. Through these and other crucial contributions, nuclear cardiologists improve outcomes in cardiac care every day.
Focusing on the heart’s electrical activities, this subspecialty is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. It involves a range of complex procedures, from catheter ablation to the implantation of cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators. And to guide this work, Cath/EP Lab professionals administer studies that help doctors understand the nature of abnormal heart rhythms.
Keep in mind that careers in these subspecialties may require specialized experience, licensure and/or certification, so consider the time and energy you spend obtaining those qualifications as an investment in your future.
If you’re already qualified for one of these cardiology positions or are interested in opportunities in other departments, explore our current openings and apply today.