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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and German. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Caitlin McAneny McAneny, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7900 Fm 1826, Southwest Health Plaza 1; Suite 170
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Caitlin Giesler's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Giesler performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Her clinical interests include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giesler has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4316 James Casey Street; Building A
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vinh Nguyen is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Austin, TX. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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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