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Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Sheppard is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Sheppard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cassidy include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He honors 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. Dr. Cassidy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shalin S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include mitral valve prolapse, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $913
Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Cardona accepts 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 Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Cardona attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (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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