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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and German. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Giesler attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's heart disease, preventive cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Giesler speaks Spanish. Dr. Giesler is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, 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. He is especially interested in heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors.

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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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