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We found 16 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. James Post works as an adult cardiologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Post takes 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 University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Post completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Brien Pierpont works as an adult cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierpont is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pierpont takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Pierpont is conversant in Italian. Dr. Pierpont's 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. Andrew David Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenthal performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. William Nathan Handelman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6399 38th Avenue N; Suite C6
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Handelman's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Handelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Floyd Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mercer University, Dr. Handelman attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Elective Cardioversion

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

Dr. Anna Bernus is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and performed her residency 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. Dr. Bernus (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Catalan, and French. She is affiliated with 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. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Cassidy is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Cassidy attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto 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. Cassidy takes.

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

Dr. Brian Moss is an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Moss include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Moss takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moss completed residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. He is professionally 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. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In Dr. Sanchez's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (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 a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sheppard studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, 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. Gerardo Lius Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1839 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Garcia is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He 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 conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. Javier Hernando Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Javier Gonzalez is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Gonzalez is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. 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 attended National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration ... (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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardona include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cardona is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL, Florida, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart failure and heart attack. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bujold studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bujold's professional 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, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Breast Cyst ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Samantha Avery is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. 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. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Marcuccio attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Marcuccio takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Michael Jeffrey Mishkin, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mishkin is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Mishkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Mishkin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mishkin's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Breast Cyst ... (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.