Cardiologists are Internists who specialise in the diagnosis and and treatment of disorders of the heart and circulatory system.  The speciality of Cardiology includes the management of congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular disease, cardiac failure and cardiac arrhythmias. Cardiologists may work in general non – interventional cardiologist roles treating a wide variety of conditions medically or they may undertake further training in specialised fields including interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology and echocardiology.

The common incidence of cardiac disorders combined with their good prospects for successful treatment, make cardiologists highly sought after in most areas of the world in both generalist and specialised roles.  In more remote areas and district general hospitals, a combination of internal medicine and cardiology skills are often sought in a role which combines acute internal medicine with general non – interventional cardiology in a secondary care setting. 

In advanced diagnostic centres and tertiary care hospitals, more specialised practice of cardiology is sought and most roles will require specialist skills in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology or echocardiography.

 

NEW PLYMOUTH TARANAKI NEW ZEALAND

The city of New Plymouth is known for its sunny climate, art galleries and beautiful parks. It is also New Zealand’s ‘oil town’, with offshore rigs extracting natural gas and oil.

Named after the city of Plymouth in Devon, England, the city was founded by settlers from England in the 19th century and has been awarded multiple times for its natural beauty and lifestyle. 

Situated on the coast in the south western corner of the North Island, the city has a famous long coastal walkway whilst Mount Taranaki provides a stunning backdrop. Famed for its rich volcanic soil, lush botanical gardens and fabulous arts and events scene, New Plymouth is home to the renowned Pukekura Park, a lush 52 hectare site with magnificent  plants, lakes and light festivals.

Living in this city it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.

DISTANCES

1 Hour - Flight to Wellington

50 Mins - Flight to Auckland

4.5 Hours - Drive to Wellington

 

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