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Dr. Hugh Grosvenor Calkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
601 N Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Hugh Calkins is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Calkins attended Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Williams College; Graduated: Magna cum laude with highest honors in chemistry, Williams College; and First Place, Young Investigator Competition, North American Pacing and Electrophysiology. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Frank Tomaselli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
601 N Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Gordon Tomaselli's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tomaselli include: New York State Regents Scholarship, 1973 - 1977; Vice President, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2000 - 2002; and President, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2003 - 2005. He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Ambulatory Event Monitoring, Holter Monitoring, Tilt Table Test, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Ann Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Susan Mayer, who practices in Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Mayer is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Atrial Septal Defect, Chest Pain, Mitral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
600 N Wolfe St Cmsc 501
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brinker, who practices in Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Brinker graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. He takes Medicaid insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brinker include: Medical School - AOA Summa Cum Laude; New York State Regents Scholarship; and Hofstra University Academic Honors.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Syncope, Chest Pain, Right Heart Catheterization, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $400
  • Medicare Cost: $126
Dr. Hiroshi Ashikaga, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Hiroshi Ashikaga's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Howard S. Silverman Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Melvin Judkins Young Clinical Investigator Award - Finalist, American Heart Association; and Young Investigator Award - Finalist, Heart Rhythm Society. In addition to English, Dr. Ashikaga speaks Japanese. Dr. Ashikaga's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Tilt Table Test, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank H Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
301 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Frank Morris sees patients in Towson, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Baltimore, MD. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Morris performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Clinical Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Problems, Medication

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $314
  • Medicare Cost: $127
Dr. Robert V Zawodny, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
301 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Robert Zawodny specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Baltimore, MD. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zawodny include invasive cardiology. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for his residency.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $301
  • Medicare Cost: $126
Dr. James K Porterfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. James Porterfield specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porterfield include atrial flutter, atrial septal defect, and atherosclerosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Porterfield a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Porterfield attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $400
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3333 N Calvert Street; Suite 500
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Dawn Kershner works as a cardiologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kershner graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kershner trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $575
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
200 East 33rd Street; Suite 551
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Momina Mastoor is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mastoor accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Union Memorial Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore magazine Top Doctor. Dr. Mastoor (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. She has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $475
  • Medicare Cost: $127
Dr. Jonathan Dubois Dubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Suite 509
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jonathan Dubin is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Randallstown, MD, Pikesville, MD, and Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dubin include telemedicine. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Clinical Interests: Telemedicine

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $172
  • Medicare Cost: $127
Dr. Jonathan Stuart Rogers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22 South Greene Street
Balitmore, MD
 

Dr. Jonathan Rogers' specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Rogers takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is affiliated with LifeBridge Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $811
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Valeriani Bead is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Bead's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Bead accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Stress Testing, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $420
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3001 S Hanover Street; Gruehn Building Suite 202
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Debajit Roy's specialty is adult cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Dr. Roy takes Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. He trained at Providence Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Roy (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $279
  • Medicare Cost: $127
Dr. Timm-Michael Lutz Dickfeld, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Timm-Michael Dickfeld practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Dickfeld is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $315
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sonia Baker specializes in adult cardiology. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $470
  • Medicare Cost: $126

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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.