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Dr. Charles K Stone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Charles Stone works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include cardioversion and echocardiogram (echo). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Stone attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America and Madison Magazine Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH), and the University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Echocardiogram

Dr. Karen L Moncher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
202 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Karen Moncher's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. She is especially interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD), hypertension (high blood pressure), and cardioversion. Dr. Moncher has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, she completed her residency training at Gundersen Lutheran. She has received professional recognition including the following: UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award. Dr. Moncher is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, Madison VA Hospital, and the University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Peripheral Artery Disease, Stroke

Dr. Mary Lee Zasadil, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
202 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Mary Zasadil is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Her clinical interests include cardioversion, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zasadil takes. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Zasadil is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Tamara S Hagen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
202 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Tamara Hagen is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She works in Madison, WI. In her practice, Dr. Hagen focuses on cardioversion and echocardiogram (echo). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Hagen honors Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hagen attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Echocardiogram

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
202 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Wayne Musser works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Madison, WI. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Musser attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of 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.