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, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and German. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Giesler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Giesler is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Vinh Nguyen is a specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He works in Austin, TX. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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