We found 18 providers matching cardioversion near Baltimore, MD.

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

Dr. Hugh Calkins' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Calkins accepts Medicaid insurance. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Calkins attended Harvard Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

Dr. Hiroshi Ashikaga, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N Wolfe Street; Carnegie 568
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Hiroshi Ashikaga specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Ashikaga is a graduate of The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. He is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

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

Dr. Gordon Tomaselli practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. 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. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brinker's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Brinker is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Brinker attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Brinker has received the following distinctions: Medical School - AOA Summa Cum Laude; New York State Regents Scholarship; and Hofstra University Academic Honors.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $126
Dr. Susan Ann Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Susan Mayer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

Dr. Robert V Zawodny, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
301 Saint Paul Place; Suite 321 Burk Building
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Robert Zawodny works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In Dr. Zawodny's practice, he is particularly interested in invasive cardiology.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $301
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $126
Dr. James K Porterfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. James Porterfield, who practices in Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: atrial flutter, atrial septal defect, and atherosclerosis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Porterfield graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Cardiology. Dr. Porterfield's professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

Dr. Jonathan Dubois Dubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Suite 509
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jonathan Dubin's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Dubin is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $172
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
200 East 33rd Street; Suite 551
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Momina Mastoor works as a cardiologist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mastoor include heart problems, preventive cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Mastoor is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mastoor's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mastoor has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore magazine Top Doc. Dr. Mastoor (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $475
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Valeriani Bead works as a cardiologist in Baltimore, MD, Annapolis, MD, and Bowie, MD. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Bead takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Bead is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127
Dr. Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street; Sheikh Zayed Tower, #7125
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sunil Sinha practices general internal medicine in Baltimore, MD and Columbia, MD. Dr. Sinha's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), cardioversion, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Frederick Memorial Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

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All Interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Cardioversion, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Timm-Michael Dickfeld is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt. Dr. Dickfeld is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $315
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3407 Wilkens Avenue; Suite 300
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Carlos Ince works as an adult cardiologist. He is affiliated with Saint Agnes Hospital. Dr. Ince attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $261
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $125

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3407 Wilkens Avenue; Suite #300
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Frederick Kuhn practices adult cardiology in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Kuhn is affiliated with Harford Memorial Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $261
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $125

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
22 South Greene Street; Suite S3b08
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Stephen Shorofsky is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Shorofsky accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Maryland General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $315
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127

Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
110 South Paca Street; 7n-121
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Mukta Srivastava is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Baltimore, MD. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Srivastava is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $315
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127

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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.

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