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We found 4 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Austin, TX.

Dr. Vu Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vu Nguyen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and German. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Tuan Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Tuan Nguyen is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. Dr. Nguyen attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Nguyen's residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Caitlin McAneny Giesler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7900 Fm 1826, Southwest Health Plaza 1; Suite 170
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Caitlin Giesler is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Giesler has indicated that her clinical interests include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giesler takes. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Giesler has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, Consultation, Stress Testing, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram

Dr. Vinh Dinh Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
4316 James Casey Street; Building A
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vinh Nguyen, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Nguyen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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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.