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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Burjonroppa include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. His hospital/clinic 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 is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and a graduate of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burjonroppa accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Consultative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Marcella, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcella's areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Marcella attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ewing honors. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. His hospital/clinic 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. His practice is open to 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. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Doan include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Doan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amir Malik is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After completing medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Malik has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Stephenville, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Gudimetla attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gudimetla has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gudimetla is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $518
  • Medicare Cost: $118
Dr. Steve Allen Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1300 West Rosedale Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Steve Simpson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. His hospital/clinic 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 studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Simpson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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 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. Theodore Sunao Takata, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Takata is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Takata accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vasenius include aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Vasenius obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. 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. Vasenius is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is in-network 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 is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nair's office for an appointment.

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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 is an interventional cardiology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Mundluru is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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.