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

Dr. Dany Sayad is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Sayad's clinical interests include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sayad takes. Dr. Sayad is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chae's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $553
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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Tampa, FL. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herweg include ablation, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Herweg is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herweg is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $1,490 - $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $557
Dr. Aarti Anil Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel is an adult cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL. After attending Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She 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. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.

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