We found 20 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Calkins has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. He has received distinctions including 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
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Hiroshi Ashikaga specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Baltimore, MD. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Ashikaga attended medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Ashikaga is conversant in Japanese.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Baltimore, MD. 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). He has received the following distinctions: New York State Regents Scholarship, 1973 - 1977; Vice President, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2000 - 2002; and President, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2003 - 2005. Dr. Tomaselli 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brinker practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Baltimore, MD. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Brinker is in-network for Medicaid insurance. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. 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, 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 an adult cardiology specialist. She is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Mayer attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency.

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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 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Robert Zawodny works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Zawodny graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for his residency. He has a special interest 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 works as a cardiologist. Patients gave Dr. Porterfield an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include atrial flutter, atrial septal defect, and atherosclerosis. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Fellow, American College of Cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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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 specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Dubin is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for his residency. Dr. Dubin is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $172
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127
Dr. Jonathan Stuart Rogers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22 South Greene Street
Balitmore, MD
 

Dr. Jonathan Rogers is an adult cardiologist in Pikesville, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Balitmore, MD. Dr. Rogers honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is affiliated with LifeBridge Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $811
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Valeriani Bead's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bead's clinical interests include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Patient ratings for Dr. Bead average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bead is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Bead is accepting new patients.

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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

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

Dr. Momina Mastoor sees patients in Baltimore, MD. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, preventive cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Mastoor is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mastoor attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore magazine Top Doc. Dr. Mastoor (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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
Dr. Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital; Carnegie Bldg - Room 530
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sunil Sinha sees patients in Baltimore, MD and Columbia, MD. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sinha's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), cardioversion, and heart attack. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Frederick Memorial Hospital and Howard County General Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Goethe University Frankfurt. He takes Medicare insurance. 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 practices adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ince is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Saint Agnes Hospital. Dr. Ince accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Ince attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kuhn is affiliated with Harford Memorial Hospital.

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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 honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shorofsky include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Shorofsky is 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

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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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