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Dr. Robert Charles Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Sheppard honors 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 Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Sheppard attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shalin S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5398 Park Street N; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He has a special interest in ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $913
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. Dr. Cardona is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He 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. Cardona is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Invasive Cardiology, Catheter Ablation, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,632
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $921

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What is Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion?

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a cardiac device that can not only treat irregular heartbeats but also restart the heart if needed. A standard pacemaker monitors the beating of the heart, and can treat an irregular rhythm with regular, low-energy electrical impulses that cause the heart to contract on time. An ICD performs this function, but also monitors for cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. If this happens, the ICD can deliver a single, high-energy dose of electricity to shock the heart and get it beating again. After delivering a defibrillating shock, the ICD makes sure the heart continues to work correctly.

Placement of an ICD is similar to the placement of a standard pacemaker. An incision is made near the shoulder, and two insulated wires or leads are threaded through a vein and placed in the heart. The battery pack, a small metal device, is inserted beneath the skin of the chest just under the collarbone. Once everything is in place, the wires are connected to the battery, and the ICD is functional.

You may have swelling and discomfort after surgery as your incisions heal. Your heart needs several weeks to adjust to the ICD, so it is best to avoid strenuous activity at first. Strong magnetic fields may affect the function of your ICD, so your doctor will tell you to avoid certain activities, such as having an MRI or even keeping your cell phone too close to your ICD. Within a few weeks your heart should be beating more safely and effectively.

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