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We found 4 providers matching nuclear stress test and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Burlingame, CA.

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Dr. Ian H Christoph, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ian Christoph's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Christoph's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christoph takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,274
  • Medicare Cost: $662
Dr. Brad G Angeja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Second Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Brad Angeja is an adult cardiology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Angeja has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Angeja graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Angeja (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Angeja is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,274
  • Medicare Cost: $662
Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed Dr. Engel at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel honors. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher E Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woods practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Burlingame, CA. In Dr. Woods's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woods is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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What is a Nuclear Stress Test?

A nuclear stress test, also known as myocardial perfusion imaging, is a test that shows how well the heart is working. Myocardium is a fancy word for the heart muscle, and perfusion means to flow through. So, this diagnostic test shows how much blood is flowing through your heart muscle. This test can tell a doctor if you have narrowed or blocked arteries, show scar tissue from a previous heart attack, assess damage after a heart attack, or show how well a procedure (such as a stent) is working. This test is also known by different names, such as a cardiac perfusion scan or thallium scan.

To perform the test, technicians will take pictures of the blood flowing through your heart using radioactive tracers that let your blood show up on a special camera. The level of radioactivity is very low. Usually, the technicians will first take pictures of your heart at rest. You may need to lay down on a table with your arms up while a machine (similar to an x-ray machine) takes a picture of your chest. Then, the technicians will want to get your heart pumping so that they can be sure to see how blood flows to all areas of the muscle. You will get electrodes placed on your body to measure your heartbeat and a cuff on your arm to measure your blood pressure. An IV will be placed in your arm. Then, you will be asked to run on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike. If you are unable to exercise, medication will be given to you through the IV to make your heart beat fast. After you have exercised enough to make your heart beat quickly, the radioactive tracers will be put into your blood through the IV. Then a second set of pictures will be taken of your heart.