Nuclear cardiology

Nuclear cardiology is a method of measuring blood flow to the heart and usually used to detect major blockages in the arteries to the heart. It can also be used after blocked arteries have been identified on a coronary angiogram to assess what effect the blocked arteries have on blood flow to the heart and whether the artery should be stented or bypassed.

The test is performed at the St Vincent's Nuclear Medicine department where Dr Sammel is the liaison cardiologist.