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Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Krolick's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Rd David Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Johnson works as a cardiologist. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Johnson takes 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, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Post is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Post is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $112
Dr. Robert Charles Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Sheppard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121
Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg T Schuyler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Schuyler's specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Schuyler speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Schuyler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. 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: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cassidy include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cassidy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Eric Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Blanco is an adult cardiologist. These areas are among Dr. Blanco's clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Blanco attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. John W Walsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Walsh is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Walsh include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Walsh has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh accepts. Dr. Walsh is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew D Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Rosenthal honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha R Avery, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Avery works as a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Avery studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Avery trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avery takes.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher H Wilson, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson practices adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Wilson attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Sanchez is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Sanchez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Cardona accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Cardona attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121
Dr. Ankit D Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ankit Parikh is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Parikh's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh takes. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Parikh is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal Anne Bujold, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Bujold is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Bujold's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bujold takes. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (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.

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