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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. P. O'Neill is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Neill include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. O'Neill is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He attended medical school at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine. Dr. O'Neill's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Takeda sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. Her medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Takeda is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Takeda has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Kozina practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Kozina trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Kozina has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Walt Marquardt works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Marquardt attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Marquardt is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marquardt's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Karanjit Singh is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Singh is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Singh's 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.
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