Making The Invisible, Visible

Wonder no longer about the state of your cardiac health. With more than 25 years of service to the residents of Lake County, our physicians are committed to providing each patient with the diagnostic testing needed to provide the best cardiac care possible.

When your doctor wants a closer look at a bone or organ in your body, they order a CT scan. But that test is unable to provide images of your circulatory system. The arteries, veins, and vessels that pump blood to and from your organs and muscles are too small to be picked up by most diagnostic tests. That’s where the Cardiac PET Scan comes in.

The Cardiac PET Scan uses radioactive material to give your cardiologist a clear visual of the veins and arteries in your body. During the test, a radioactive tracer is injected into your bloodstream and creates a visual outline of the heart and associated structures that allows your doctor to see areas of disease or concern. It takes time for the substance to make its way through your system, so the technician will ask you to wait for about an hour. During that time he or she will apply electrodes to your skin and prepare for the diagnostic portion of the exam which is an Electrocardiogram (EKG).

The Cardiac PET Scan is completely safe and requires no recovery time. After the test is complete, most people can return to their normal routine.

We want you to feel confident about your Cardiac PET Scan. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, complete the form below.

“Heart Disease runs in my family so I came in for a risk assessment. I’m so glad I did, they found some issues and dealt with them before I had a serious cadiac event.”

Jim Harris

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The physicians and team at Cardiovascular Associates of Lake County are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to all of our patients using cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art practices.
1879 Nightingale Lane
Suite C-1
Tavares, FL 32778
352-742-1171
1879 Nightingale Lane
Suite A-1
Tavares, FL 32778
352-742-1171
LRMC Medical Plaza
705 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL 34748
352-742-1171