Nuclear Cardiology For Parsippany Residents

What is Nuclear Cardiology Testing?

Pictures of the heart are safely taken by nuclear cardiology tests.  While performing a nuclear cardiology test, a small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into a vein and is taken up by the heart. Pictures and movies of the heart are then taken with a gamma camera during medication-induced stress testing, rest, or exercise.

Coronary heart disease, the risk of future heart attacks, and the severity of prior heart attacks can help to be identified by the cardiac images.

These informative and accurate measurements of heart size and function enable our cardiologists to better prescribe any medications needed.  It also allows the professionals to select further testing like a coronary angiogram, devices to optimize treatment outcomes, or the need for angioplasty and bypass surgery.

Nuclear Cardiology Tests Are Used to Evaluate the Following:

  • The flow of blood to the heart muscle
  • The function of your heart – how well your heart pumps blood
  • Whether unusual fatigue, chest discomfort, or shortness of breath is due to heart disease
  • Whether you have silent heart disease with one or more coronary risk factors 
  • What are the best possible treatments for your heart?
  • Will angioplasty or bypass surgery be helpful to improve clinical outcome?
  • Are certain medications needed for heart disease?
  • Is a heart catheterization recommended?

Information about cardiac function, viability assessment, and the flow of blood through the coronary arteries leading to the heart is provided by PET scans.

MUGA scans show how much blood is expelled with each heartbeat and how the heart wall is moving.

Ventricular function studies provide important information on how well the heart is pumping.

Resting myocardial perfusion scans are tests done at rest to reveal areas of heart damage or acute reduction of heart muscle blood flow.

Cardiovascular Activities Within the Parsippany Community

Parsippany or (Parsippany Troy-Hill Township) is a township approximately 30 miles west of New York City.  Mountain Way Park is a nearby park featuring marked hiking trails, a basketball and volleyball court, and play areas for children.  Troy Meadows is a remnant of ancient Glacial Lake Passaic.  At one point, the 3,100 acre area was classified as the highest quality inland wetland in New Jersey and the largest freshwater marsh in the State of New Jersey.  These points of entry will help you find your way around the meadows to enjoy a nice hike, take in the scenery, or see some of the endangered or common plant and animal communities.  Enjoy a wonderful vegetarian meal at A2B Indian Restaurant or Veggie Heaven.