Specialized cardiovascular career opportunities

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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.

Nuclear Cardiology

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.

Electrophysiology (EP)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Victor Selers    

    These articles are false and misleading, like evert word that the VA puts out. You can bet that it is a lie, if DVA puts it out. After complaining for 46 years about the conditions acquired in Vietnam requiring hospitalization in 3 different countries, the VA says ” I never complained, was never treated, and there is no record of any conditions, illness, injury, or disease while in the militaries service.”

    I have hundreds of documents showing this is complete lies. Anyone is welcome to see them, especially the BVA in Washington DC. Someone needs to see the lies and misdirection those under Washington’s Authorities are putting out. The SWAMP outside Washington is running over with corrupt Mafia like officials running ST. LOUIS.

    CONTACT ME for proof of these lies

  2. Victor Selers    

    It is a shame that corruption over rides and nullifies any good things the VA does, and this is not an isolated case as all vets know that have been lied to, intentionally deceived, and purposely misplaced in the shuffle of benefits distribution. Too many veterans are lied to by this system, from VSOs and up. No Authority seems to be overlooking the employees under them, or those under them are just following orders from Washington, but some employees are grossly abusing the system, and damaging lives beyond any repair it may offer in the future. STOP THE LIES.
    SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL never fought in Vietnam. Senator John McCain owes America an explaination, and the Board of Veterans Affairs needs to be investigated. LIES pour out of St. Louis, and Waco, Tx. and the OIG needs to look at them. Ask the veterans that are rated there about the abuse of power, and rampant corruption that controls those facilities. People need to be relieved of duty due to corruption and a watchdog placed in the VAs Office watching every move made.

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