We found 6 providers matching cardioversion and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Saint Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Brien Pierpont specializes in adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Pierpont attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pierpont's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pierpont has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.
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All Interests: PROCEDURES: Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) Cardiac Imaging Cardiac Myocardial ... (Read more)
Dr. Brian Moss is an adult cardiology specialist. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Moss's clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moss's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.
Clinical Interests: Clinical and preventative cardiology; transesophageal echocardiography; diagnostic catheterization; ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 17
- Uninsured Cost: $133
- Medicare Cost: $120
Dr. Anna Bernus' specialty is pediatric cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernus accepts. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Catalan, and French. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.
Dr. Angela Turner works as an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.
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All Interests: Angina, Aortic Stenosis, Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease, High Blood ... (Read more)
Dr. Elisa Marcuccio is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Marcuccio accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Michael Mishkin works as a cardiologist. Dr. Mishkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Mishkin attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mishkin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for Dr. Mishkin's residency. Dr. Mishkin 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.
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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.