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We found 4 nuclear cardiology providers near Coral Gables, FL.

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Specializes in Other, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology Dept. Jackson Mem.hosp/u of Miami; 16ll Nw 12thave, Ww279
Miami, FL

Dr. Norman Pevsner specializes in vascular & interventional radiology, nuclear cardiology, and diagnostic radiology and practices in Miami, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. In Dr. Pevsner's practice, he is particularly interested in ultrasound (sonogram). He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Pevsner attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Fellow Degree: FACR, Amer.Coll.of Radiology. Dr. Pevsner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
475 Biltmore Way; 106
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Victor Soto works as a nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Soto honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
180 Edgewater Drive
Coral Gables, FL

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
495 Biltmore Way; Floor 1
Coral Gables, FL

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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.