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Nuclear Cardiology Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Nuclear Cardiologyspecialists.

Clínica Anglo Americana

The professional team is composed of medical specialists, specialized nurses, medical technologists, specialists in the management of the cardiology and nursing techniques.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital Universitario Austral

Resolve and prevent in our patients the acute and chronic cardiovascular problems effectively and efficiently. Provide information and education on prevention and treatment to patients.Continuously improve the quality of care,with the most effective means that technology can provide.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at San Fernando Hospital

Hospital Angeles

A complete medical facility specializing in many disciplines that was built especially to cater medical tourists.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at Hospital Angeles

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at San Javier Hospital

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

It is characterized by being one of the most modern and best equipped in the city and the country, with state-of-the-art technology that makes it possible to carry out all diagnostic procedures, treatment and integral rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Galenia Hospital

The Galenia Heart Center in Cancun, Mexico employs comprehensive, holistic approaches to heart health ranging from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, heart surgery and rehabilitation.

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Nuclear Cardiology is available at Galenia Hospital

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About Nuclear Cardiology

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is a branch of medical imaging to assess disorders of the heart. The study uses techniques that are non-invasive and minimal amounts of radioactive tracer material.


Why the test is performed?
  • To evaluate how well a treatment such as medication, angioplasty or heart surgery is working
  • To determine if you are at risk for heart disease
  • If you experience worsening angina or new pain in the chest
  • To diagnose coronary heart disease
  • To determine the size of your heart
  • To determine the extent of coronary heart disease
  • To determine the best treatments for diagnosed disorders
  • To visualize the size of a heart attack
  • To evaluate how the heart is pumping

Types of nuclear cardiology techniques
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging: This test can be done in a hospital or outpatient center. This technique is done by injecting a small amount of radioactive material into the patient. Exercise on a stationary bicycle or treadmill or a special drug is used to stress the heart. A gamma camera is used to measure the uptake of the imaging material by the heart during stress and at rest. The doctor then tracks the blood flow through the heart observing for any blockages indicated by decreased blood flow. Myocardial perfusion imaging is also used by doctors to assess the heart’s pumping function and the extent of damaged heart muscle. It enables the doctor to identify which patients require invasive procedures such as heart surgery, angioplasty, and coronary angiography.
  • PET rubidium study: This non-invasive technique is used to observe the heart’s metabolic activity and provide the doctor with information about the blood supply to the heart muscle. The PET rubidium study provides clear resolution than standard technology as it is more sensitive. This test is usually done in less than an hour.
  • This technique is able to show scarred heart muscle from previous heart attacks. It is also able to show which heart muscles can recover if an angioplasty or bypass surgery is performed thus determine which patients are candidates for the procedures. It is also able used to evaluate the heart’s nervous system.
  • MUGA (Multigated Acquisition) scans: This technique is used to determine if the heart is properly pumping blood by creating images of the ventricles. It is able to show the size of the ventricles, blood flow through the heart and any abnormalities that are present. This technique is also known as radionuclide ventriculography.

How the test is performed?
  • This test can be done in a hospital or at an outpatient center.
  • You will have an intravenous line (IV) started and a radioactive substance will be injected in. You will lie down and wait for about 15 to 45 minutes. A gamma camera will scan your heart and create images showing how the substance has traveled through your blood vessels and into the heart.
  • You will then put your heart under stress by exercise such as walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bicycle. This can also be done by using medication that the doctor will give you to make your heart beat harder and faster. The radioactive substance will be injected in again. You will wait for 15 to 45 minutes for the gamma camera to scan your heart and take images of the blood flow.
  • Throughout the test, your heart rhythm and blood pressure will be monitored. The doctor uses the two sets of images to diagnose you or detect if any existing conditions have worsened or improved.

Risks : -Chest pain -Shortness of breath -Fatigue -Muscle cramps -Headache -Nausea -Palpitations

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