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We found 5 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Paoli, PA.

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Dr. Nirav Nikhilesh Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Memorial Medical Building #2 Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Nirav Mehta works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Norristown, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta's clinical interests include heart failure. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Mehta is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Andrew Rael Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 2, Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Bowman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and nuclear scan. Dr. Bowman is affiliated with Main Line Health. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bowman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. John P McNamara, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John McNamara practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. McNamara is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, Dr. McNamara is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Exercise, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence S Mendelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Mendelson's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Mendelson attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, atherosclerosis, and heart attack. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Mendelson is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David McCarthy's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His areas of expertise consist of consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ischemic cardiomyopathy. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. McCarthy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue.

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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.