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We found 10 providers matching cardioversion and who accept CIGNA PPO near Tampa, FL.

Dr. John Thompson Sullebarger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Sullebarger is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sullebarger include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Sullebarger is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sullebarger is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sullebarger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. Dr. Sayad has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his residency, Dr. Sayad trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $470
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3rd Floor, Office of Sanders Chae Md; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Chae welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Jerry Labovitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Labovitz is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Labovitz completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Labovitz include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Labovitz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Labovitz include: Best Doctors in Tampa Bay; Metro Magazine; and Best Doctors List in Tampa Bay. Dr. Labovitz is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Stenosis, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael George Fradley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3rd Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Fradley's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include ablation, atherosclerosis, and pacemaker implantation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Fradley attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Fradley welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Xavier Enerique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prida takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Prida attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $595
  • Medicare Cost: $115
Dr. Angela McClanahan McClanahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Cardiovascular Disease Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Angela Turner specializes in adult cardiology. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bengt Herweg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bengt Herweg's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Herweg's residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herweg is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Heart Transplant, Cardioversion, Ventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzu Ilercil-Herweg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Cardiovascular Disease Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arzu Ilercil-Herweg is a specialist in adult cardiology. She has a special interest in heart valve disease, electrocardiogram (EKG), and cardioversion. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ilercil-Herweg attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Ilercil-Herweg is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Stress Testing, Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $659
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Aarti Anil Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Heart ... (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.