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We found 6 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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)

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

Dr. Michael Mishkin practices adult cardiology in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Bay Pines, FL. 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 studied medicine 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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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.