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

Dr. Hugh Calkins, who practices in Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid insurance. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Calkins completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. Dr. Calkins 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)

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
3333 N Calvert Street; Suite 500
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Dawn Kershner is a general practitioner and cardiologist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kershner include hypertension (high blood pressure), women's heart disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Kershner is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Franklin Square Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Kershner is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $575
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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). He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Tomaselli completed his residency training 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.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Brinker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He takes Medicaid insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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, 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 area of specialization is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Ashikaga is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Morris attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Baltimore, MD. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zawodny include invasive cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Zawodny's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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 sees patients in Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Porterfield include atrial flutter, atrial septal defect, and atherosclerosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Porterfield is 4.5 stars out of 5. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Porterfield has received the distinction of Fellow, American College of Cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with 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, 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
200 East 33rd Street; Suite 551
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Momina Mastoor is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems, preventive cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Mastoor honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mastoor has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore magazine Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Mastoor (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

  • 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 sees patients in Randallstown, MD, Pikesville, MD, and Baltimore, MD. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Dubin studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dubin include telemedicine. Dr. Dubin is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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 is affiliated with LifeBridge Health. He is an in-network provider for 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.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist in Baltimore, MD, Annapolis, MD, and Bowie, MD. Patients gave Dr. Bead an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bead include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Bead's training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Bead's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Roy's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Roy (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $279
  • Medicare Cost: $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. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), cardioversion, and heart attack. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital and Howard County General Hospital.

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

Dr. Timm-Michael Lutz Dickfeld, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Timm-Michael Dickfeld specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Goethe University Frankfurt. Dr. Dickfeld takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $315
  • Medicare Cost: $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.