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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1435; 86 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Robert Vaccarino practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is especially interested in nuclear scan. Dr. Vaccarino's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. Dr. Vaccarino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
920 Broadway; Suite 600
New York, NY
 

Dr. Klaus Rentrop works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Bronx, NY. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Detroit Receiving Hospital, Dr. Rentrop attended Heidelberg University for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rentrop (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Rentrop is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Daniel Clark Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Fisher's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: diagnostic imaging, exercise stress test, and heart valve disease. Dr. Fisher is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, High ... (Read more)

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Dr. Louai Razzouk, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Louai Razzouk is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Razzouk include atrial septal defect, renal artery stenosis, and atherosclerosis. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Razzouk attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Atherosclerosis, Aortic Valve Disease, MRI, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
550 1st Avenue; Hw 244
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Gutstein works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Gutstein include cardiac imaging. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Imaging

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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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