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Discover the Benefits of Cardiovascular Care in Prestonsburg, Kentucky
After clocking out from your shift at the nonprofit hospital serving the community of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, you’ll have lots to do in this charming small town in the eastern part of the state. Not only does the area celebrate its natural beauty and outdoor recreation in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, but it’s also
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Match Day 2024: Tips for Success and Navigating Your Journey
Match Day represents a pivotal moment for medical students nationwide. It’s the culmination of years of hard work and dedication, a day where the future unfolds for many aspiring physicians. At VitalSolution, we recognize the enormity of this event and offer a blend of celebratory guidance and heartfelt advice to make Match Day 2024 a
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How to Enhance Patient Experiences in the Cath Lab
How to Enhance Patient Experiences in the Cath Lab (and Why It Matters So Much)
As clinicians who build careers around their routines in the Cath Lab, it can be easy to forget just how strange and at times overwhelming a visit to the hospital can be for patients and their families. But for many patients, it can be the very first time they are receiving a procedure that they
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Interventional Cardiologists Are Maintaining PCI Proficiency in Rural America
Meeting the Metrics: How Interventional Cardiologists Are Maintaining PCI Proficiency in Rural America
Choosing to practice in rural America has its benefits and challenges. While some interventional cardiologists may be concerned that they won’t be able to meet the yearly percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) proficiency quota necessary to maintain their credentials, many are finding more than enough volume in underserved areas. In fact, interventional cardiologists practicing rurally aren’t
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The Critical Role of Cardiology and Prevention During American Heart Month
VitalSolution leads the way during American Heart Month, a period dedicated to enhancing our understanding and commitment to heart health. It’s an opportunity for us to highlight the significant impact of heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, and to applaud the dedication and innovation of cardiologists and cardiac health professionals in their
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Lake Huron Alpena Michigan
Work in Alpena, Michigan, and Fall in Love with Your Great Lakes Home Base
Imagine yourself clocking out from a rewarding day at your hospital in northeast Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron. You’re excited about your next seven days off and the great outdoors adventures you’ve got planned. You’ll start with a few nights gazing up into the Milky Way at one of the three “designated dark
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What You Should Know Before Selecting Your Interventional Cardiology Attending Position
When you’re finishing up your interventional cardiology fellowship, the path to your attending physician role is an exciting yet pivotal decision. As a resident, you honed your skills and gained experience under guidance from other doctors. In your fellowship, you gained training in an interventional cardiology subspecialty. Now that you’re looking toward the horizon at
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Work Stress Could Nearly Double Heart Disease Risk for Men, Study Shows
In the article “Work Stress Could Nearly Double Heart Disease Risk for Men, Study Shows,” Healthline highlights the impact of work stress on male heart health compared to female heart health. The physical effects of stress are well documented, and I suspect that the sense of lacking or losing control, in an already stressful situation
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Fellowship Wellness Tips: Promoting Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Well-Being
Congratulations on making it this far in your medical career! You’re putting in the time during your fellowship to become a trusted member of the medical community. But fellowship years can also be one of the most challenging times of your journey. Long hours, higher stakes, and plenty of barriers to achieving a healthy work-life
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Are Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality Trendy Threats to the Cath Lab, or Our Friends?
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) has made headlines recently, with open-use AI tools like ChatGPT and its tools for creating instant art, music, and writing and AR tools hitting consumers including the Meta Spark platform and Meta Quest AR headsets from the parent company of Facebook. But how do they
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Managing Student Loan Debt for Healthcare Professionals
Ways to Deal with Student Loan Debt (Even When You’re a Healthcare Professional)
Most healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, and technologists, graduate from their respective programs with a significant amount of student loan debt. In fact, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 76-89% of medical school graduates had an average of over $203,000 in education debt – and that’s just for med school,
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The Importance of Networking for Interventional Cardiologists: Tips to Boost Your Career
You’ve made it through med school, residency, fellowship, and that first job. But it’s still important to continue professional networking to keep your career strong. As a busy interventional cardiologist, you can default to being heads down with your cath lab team most days, and that can lead to career tunnel vision. Instead, you should
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