We found 4 providers matching nuclear stress test and who accept Aetna PPO near Detroit, MI.

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Dr. Delair Omar Gardi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 724
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Delair Gardi works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and heart failure. Dr. Gardi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Dr. Gardi honors Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Clinical Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 536
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $515
Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), carotid artery stenting, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Sattar is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He honors Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sattar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi.

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Clinical Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 270
  • Charge (avg.): $685 - $887
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $80 - $500
Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3990 John R; Suite 622
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mohamed trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of clinical interest consist of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), heart problems, and carotid artery stenting. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohamed is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Clinical Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $836
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $510
Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohamad's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamad is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 166
  • Charge (avg.): $119 - $774
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $80 - $516

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What is a Nuclear Stress Test?

A nuclear stress test, also known as myocardial perfusion imaging, is a test that shows how well the heart is working. Myocardium is a fancy word for the heart muscle, and perfusion means to flow through. So, this diagnostic test shows how much blood is flowing through your heart muscle. This test can tell a doctor if you have narrowed or blocked arteries, show scar tissue from a previous heart attack, assess damage after a heart attack, or show how well a procedure (such as a stent) is working. This test is also known by different names, such as a cardiac perfusion scan or thallium scan.

To perform the test, technicians will take pictures of the blood flowing through your heart using radioactive tracers that let your blood show up on a special camera. The level of radioactivity is very low. Usually, the technicians will first take pictures of your heart at rest. You may need to lay down on a table with your arms up while a machine (similar to an x-ray machine) takes a picture of your chest. Then, the technicians will want to get your heart pumping so that they can be sure to see how blood flows to all areas of the muscle. You will get electrodes placed on your body to measure your heartbeat and a cuff on your arm to measure your blood pressure. An IV will be placed in your arm. Then, you will be asked to run on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike. If you are unable to exercise, medication will be given to you through the IV to make your heart beat fast. After you have exercised enough to make your heart beat quickly, the radioactive tracers will be put into your blood through the IV. Then a second set of pictures will be taken of your heart.
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