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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
511 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 101
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. David Lew's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Lew graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lew accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
732 N 3rd Street
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. George Mathew is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Leesburg, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
511 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 101
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Bosede Afolabi sees patients in Leesburg, FL. Her medical specialties are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
803 E Dixie Avenue
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Sanjeev Bhatta works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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