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Dr. Zsuzsanna Illovszky Illovszky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
801 Broadway N; Floor 3
Fargo, ND
 

Dr. Susan Farkas' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. Dr. Farkas accepts Medicare insurance. She attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Heeraimangalore S Manjunath, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
801 Broadway N; Floor 3
Fargo, ND
 

Dr. Heeraimangalore Manjunath specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Manjunath is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Taylor F Dowsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
801 Broadway N; Floor 3
Fargo, ND
 

Dr. Taylor Dowsley's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Fargo, ND. Dr. Dowsley obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac MRI

Dr. David J Clardy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
801 Broadway N; Floor 3
Fargo, ND
 

Dr. David Clardy, who practices in Fargo, ND and Jamestown, ND, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Clardy trained at Michael Reese Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Sanford Health.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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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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