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We found 6 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 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 specializes in adult cardiology. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dang include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dang trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Carrie Totta's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Totta include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Totta graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chilappa is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

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

Dr. C. Rios is an adult cardiologist in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Belton, MO. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Rios focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rios completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rios is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Richard Brown is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Brown is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests 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. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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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 is an adult cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Blackburn attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blackburn takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • 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.