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We found 17 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Andrew David Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenthal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Stent Placement, Musculoskeletal Problems, Elective Cardioversion, Coronary Atherectomy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. James Robert Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Unit 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Post's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Post trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Post is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $112
Dr. William Nathan Handelman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6399 38th Avenue N; Suite C6
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Handelman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Handelman completed his residency training at Floyd Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Dr. Handelman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Elective Cardioversion

Dr. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Pierpont highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Pierpont speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Edema, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Neal Moss, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Moss practices adult cardiology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. In Dr. Moss's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Syncope, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $133
  • Medicare Cost: $120
Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Cassidy is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Bernus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 120 St. Petersburg Floor; 33701
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anna Bernus is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bernus attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bernus (or staff) speaks Spanish, Catalan, and French. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Poisoning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Charles Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sheppard's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheppard accepts. Dr. Sheppard's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Angela McClanahan McClanahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 6th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Angela Turner's specialty is adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerardo Lius Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street N; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Garcia is an adult cardiology specialist. He graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Garcia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chemical Stress Test, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Robert Witt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Witt works as a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Witt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Dobutamine Stress Echo, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cardona speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Invasive Cardiology, Catheter Ablation, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Crystal Anne Bujold, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Suite 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Bujold's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure and heart attack. Dr. Bujold takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Heart Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Robin Avery, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Avery sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Dr. Avery honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Elective Cardioversion, Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisa Marcuccio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
601 5th Street South; 2nd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Elisa Marcuccio works as a pediatric cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marcuccio accepts. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, Musculoskeletal Problems, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

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What is Cardioversion?

Cardioversion is treatment for an irregular heartbeat, called arrhythmia. Arrhythmias happen when the delicate internal electrical system of the heart stops working correctly. For example, in atrial fibrillation the heart muscle makes short, fast, quivering movements instead of contracting. When the heart beats out of rhythm, it does not pump blood effectively, which can be dangerous. Cardioversion restores a normal heartbeat using electrical stimulation or medications.

When electrical stimulation is delivered from outside the body, the procedure is called external cardioversion. External cardioversion is performed when a person’s heart is beating so poorly that serious damage is likely to occur without intervention. It may be done as either an elective procedure or in an emergency situation. If done as an elective procedure, the patient would receive the treatment during a scheduled appointment with his or her physician. The patient is given blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots, as well as sedatives to help keep him or her comfortable. Two electrical paddles or electrode patches are applied to the chest, and sometimes also to the back. A quick electrical shock is applied, which resets the beating of the heart. It may take more than one shock. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and recovery is quick. The heart is carefully monitored for the next 24 – 48 hours to make sure it is beating correctly.

Electrical stimulation may also be delivered from inside the heart. This type of treatment is called internal cardioversion. During internal cardioversion, the shock is given via catheter, or a thin, flexible tube, that is inserted in a vein in the leg and threaded to the heart. The patient is asleep during the procedure. The electrical shock from internal cardioversion is much smaller compared to the shock from external cardioversion.

Cardioversion may also be administered in the form of medications, called anti-arrhythmics. These medications alter the flow of electricity through the heart, which can help it contract effectively. Anti-arrhythmics may be given by mouth at home or through an IV in the hospital. In both cases, the heart is carefully monitored to make sure the treatment is working.

If cardioversion is unsuccessful, an implantable device such as a pacemaker or ICD may be used. These small devices are placed under the skin of the chest, and they use a battery and small wires to keep the heart beating on time.