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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 a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burjonroppa include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burjonroppa's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

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

Dr. Joseph Marcella is a cardiologist. Dr. Marcella's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Marcella completed his residency training at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Marcella 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. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1650 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter practices adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Delaughter include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $118
Dr. Steve Allen Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1300 West Rosedale Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Steve Simpson's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simpson takes. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is 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 welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $535
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $118
Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doan 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. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Doan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. Sreenivas Gudimetla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 West Terrell; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sreenivas Gudimetla is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Gudimetla attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gudimetla trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gudimetla has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $518
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $118

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

Dr. Keith Vasenius is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Dr. Vasenius attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasenius include aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Vasenius's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

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

Dr. Chandrase Nair's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Nair is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

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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.

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