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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. P. O'Neill's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. His areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. O'Neill takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. O'Neill is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Takeda is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. Dr. Takeda is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Kozina practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. Dr. Kozina has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Kozina's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Walt Marquardt's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Marquardt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Marquardt has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Karanjit Singh is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Singh average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Singh's practice is open to new patients.

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.
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