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We found 6 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Aetna Leap near Norristown, PA.

Dr. Nirav Nikhilesh Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
10000 Shannondell Boulevard
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Nirav Mehta's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Mehta performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient ratings for Dr. Mehta average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mehta include: Main Line Today - Top Docs and Research Honors in Vascular Surgery, Albany Medical College. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Erin A OMalley OMalley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
930 Germantown Pike; Plymouth Green
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Erin Tysko is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She is especially interested in consultative cardiology, vascular ultrasound, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Tysko is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Tysko is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Vascular Ultrasound

Dr. Steve A Vaganos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 301
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Steve Vaganos' medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and cardiac imaging. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaganos honors. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Vaganos performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Vaganos speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Steven M Domsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
930 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Steven Domsky is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He has a special interest in advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and echocardiogram (echo). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Domsky performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Main Line Today - Top Docs; Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation; and Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Domsky is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 301
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Harinder Sharma practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include heart problems. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. David Murray McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David McCarthy is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. McCarthy's areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ischemic cardiomyopathy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (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.