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Dr. Sukesh Chandrasekar Burjonroppa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1300 West Rosedale
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sukesh Burjonroppa is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Burjonroppa's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burjonroppa's office for an appointment. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Marcella's specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Marcella a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marcella accepts. Dr. Marcella welcomes new patients. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Marcella has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Evan Ewing, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Ewing is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ewing graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ewing completed his residency training at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steve Allen Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1300 West Rosedale Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Steve Simpson's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Fort Worth, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Simpson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $535
  • Medicare Cost: $118
Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Doan include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Edema, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. Dr. Malik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Malik accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $213
  • Medicare Cost: $118
Dr. Sreenivas Gudimetla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 West Terrell; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sreenivas Gudimetla, who practices in Stephenville, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Gudimetla has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $518
  • Medicare Cost: $118
Dr. Theodore Sunao Takata, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Takata sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Takata takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $426
  • Medicare Cost: $118
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Vasenius works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Vasenius is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Vasenius welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandrase Nair specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Nair attended Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school. Dr. Nair (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Giri D Mundluru, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
844 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 110
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Giri Mundluru's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Mundluru attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mundluru is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • 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.