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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 is a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dang include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dang is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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. In addition to English, Dr. Rios speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rios trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Totta's clinical interests: 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Totta honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chilappa attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chilappa is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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 is a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Blackburn is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Blue Springs, MO. Dr. Blackburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blackburn has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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  • 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.