We found 5 providers matching cardioversion and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Brien Pierpont is an adult cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierpont is 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierpont accepts. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Pierpont is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. Anna Bernus sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical 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 takes. 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 professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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. Javier Hernando Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Javier Gonzalez's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez include 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. After completing medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. Elisa Marcuccio specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Marcuccio accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. Michael Mishkin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Mishkin is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. 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. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mishkin completed Dr. Mishkin's residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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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