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

Dr. Hugh Calkins specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Calkins is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Calkins 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.

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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. Before performing her residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Dr. Kershner attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), women's heart disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Kershner's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brinker is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Medicaid insurance. Dr. Brinker attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Medical School - AOA Summa Cum Laude; New York State Regents Scholarship; and Hofstra University Academic Honors. Dr. Brinker is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Syncope, Right Heart Catheterization, Heart Valve Disease, ... (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 works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Ashikaga is a graduate of The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions 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. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. Dr. Ashikaga is professionally 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) in Baltimore, MD. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Dr. Tomaselli graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Tomaselli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions 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, 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. For her professional training, Dr. Mayer completed a residency program 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)

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

Dr. Frank Morris, who practices in Towson, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Morris attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Morris is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Zawodny is especially interested in invasive cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Porterfield's areas of expertise include atrial flutter, atrial septal defect, and atherosclerosis. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Porterfield trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Cardiology. His 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $400
  • Medicare Cost: $127
Dr. Jonathan Dubois Dubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Suite 509
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jonathan Dubin works as a cardiologist in Randallstown, MD, Pikesville, MD, and Baltimore, MD. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dubin attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dubin honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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 sees patients in Pikesville, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Balitmore, MD. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Rogers is affiliated with LifeBridge Health. He is in-network 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
200 East 33rd Street; Suite 551
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Momina Mastoor specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Baltimore, MD. Before performing her residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mastoor attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Her areas of expertise include heart problems, preventive cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Mastoor's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mastoor is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Mastoor welcomes 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. Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital; Carnegie Bldg - Room 530
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sunil Sinha is an internist in Baltimore, MD and Columbia, MD. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sinha's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), cardioversion, and heart attack. He 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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Valeriani Bead practices adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Bead has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bead honors. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Bead completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Glen Burnie, MD, Towson, MD, and Baltimore, MD. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Roy accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Roy (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Roy is affiliated with MedStar Health and Baltimore Washington Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $279
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sonia Baker practices adult cardiology. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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.