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Nuclear Cardiology Specialists in Middle East

Hospitals and medical centers in Middle East who have Nuclear Cardiologyspecialists.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.


Nuclear Cardiology is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Muhsin Türkmen

Cardiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.


Nuclear Cardiology is available at Avcilar Hospital

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Dr. Deniz Guzel


Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit


Nuclear Cardiology is available at Liv Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is a JCI accredited facility that provides the highest quality of care for all its patients. The hospital is one of Turkey’s largest private hospitals and utilizes the best and most up-to-date technologies in its 170 bed facility.


Nuclear Cardiology is available at Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital provides services in all specialties with its inpatient and outpatient, diagnosis, treatment and emergency service facilities and fully-equipped polyclinics.


Nuclear Cardiology is available at Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.


Nuclear Cardiology is available at Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

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Dr. Ertan Onursal

Cardiovascular Surgery

Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).


Nuclear Cardiology is available at Istanbul Memorial Hospital

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About Nuclear Cardiology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

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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