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We found 6 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Belton, MO.

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Dr. Elizabeth V Dang VI, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dang works as an adult cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Dang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dang is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dang is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar David D Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. C. Rios' specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Rios has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rios completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Tooth Extractions, Device ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Angela Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta's clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave Dr. Totta an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, who practices in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chilappa's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Chilappa is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown sees patients in Belton, MO and Lees Summit, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Brown's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy L Blackburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 S Interstate 49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Blackburn's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Blackburn's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blackburn takes. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Blackburn trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Blackburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $322
  • Medicare Cost: $118

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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.