We found 5 nuclear cardiology providers who accept CIGNA Plans near Dearborn, MI.

Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Elder trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir A Dabbous, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
22060 Beech Street; Suite 200
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Samir Dabbous is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Dabbous attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Dabbous is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
22060 Beech Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chattahi honors. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2881 Monroe Street; Suite 1
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. George Nahhas' specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Nahhas has a special interest in spider veins and ambulatory phlebectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Nahhas graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Ultrasound

Dr. Amir K Kaki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe Street; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Amir Kaki is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Kaki's clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). His training includes residency programs at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kaki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Cardiomyopathy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read 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.