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Dr. Louis Irving Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
755 Walther Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Louis Heller is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lawrenceville, GA and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Heller studied medicine at New York Medical College. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mary E Donoghue, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
755 Walther Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Mary Bergh's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She practices in Lawrenceville, GA. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Bergh is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Sreenivasulur R Gangasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
766 Walther Road; Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Sreeni Gangasani is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lawrenceville, GA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gangasani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
755 Walther Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Salil Patel sees patients in Lawrenceville, GA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.