We found 6 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Sanford, FL.
Dr. Tulio Sulbaran works as a cardiologist in Sanford, FL and Deland, FL. Dr. Sulbaran honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Zulia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.
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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)
Dr. Wilberto Lopez, who practices in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.
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All Interests: Syncope, Aortic Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)
Dr. Mubeen Chida practices cardiology (heart disease) in Sanford, FL. He graduated from Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Chida completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.
Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Orange City, FL and Sanford, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hippalgaonkar at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Osmania University and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.
Dr. Lawrence Vallario is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallario obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.
Dr. William David sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. David graduated from the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.
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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.