We found 4 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Vu Nguyen's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and German.

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

Dr. Caitlin Giesler, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Giesler include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. She is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Giesler has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Tuan Nguyen specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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 accepts. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
4316 James Casey Street; Building A
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vinh Nguyen practices nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nguyen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from 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.
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