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We found 4 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Galaxy Health Network near Burleson, TX.

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Dr. Louis Samuel Cristol, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11807 South Frwy; Suite 365
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Louis Cristol is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cristol takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cristol speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11803 South Frwy; Suite 115
Burleson, TX
 

Dr. Deepak Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Burleson, TX and Glen Rose, TX. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Dr. Sanjay Bhargava, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11803 S Freeway; Suite 310
Burleson, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Bhargava's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and the University of London. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Bhargava is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
201 N Broadway Street
Joshua, TX
 

Dr. Naginder Sharma specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. Dr. Sharma's training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Sharma is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.