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Dr. Michael Friend Wilson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Michael Wilson is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Clarence, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Williamsville, NY. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Dr. Brian James Riegel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
85 High Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Brian Riegel is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Williamsville, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Orchard Park, NY. He is an in-network provider for Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Riegel is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Riegel is affiliated with Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.

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Dr. Andrew John Luisi Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
85 High Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Luisi's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Williamsville, NY and Buffalo, NY. His professional affiliations include Degraff Memorial Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Luisi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kondai Laxman Parthasarathy, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Kondai Parthasarathy is a specialist in nuclear cardiology. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Parthasarathy is professionally affiliated with Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport Division, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), and Kaleida Health.

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Dr. Mofid Nassef Khalil Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3 Gates Circle
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Mofid Khalil-Ibrahim is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Khalil-Ibrahim is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Dr. Sachin Wadhawan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3435 Bailey Avenue; Division of Cardiology - Bgh
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Sachin Wadhawan is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Wadhawan accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Wadhawan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at International and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Wadhawan is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Dominick Lamonica's specialties are nuclear cardiology and diagnostic radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Lamonica (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lamonica is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.