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We found 4 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans 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 works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and German. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed 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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Giesler attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In her practice, she is particularly interested in preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Giesler speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She 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 specializes in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) and practices in Austin, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nguyen takes 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 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.