Compared to only five or 10 years ago, the way we approach patient care has changed dramatically. This has never been more evident than in the field of cardiology, where we’re seeing a rise in patients facing cardiovascular disease, with the projected number of deaths expected to rise to 23.6 million by 2030, from 17.7 million alone in 2015. ,
However, we’re also experiencing an equally growing rate of new innovations in technology, helping to address this rising number. Fortunately, this also means that with new innovation, comes a new generation of young professionals and cardiologists, learning new skills and approaches to providing patient care.
We spoke to Dr. Luca Testa, the Head of Coronary Revascularization Unit and Head of the Clinical Research Unit at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Milan, Italy, on his advice for the next-generation of cardiologists for quickly adapting to a workplace that puts progress, integration and new innovation at its core.