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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 cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. 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. Dr. Burjonroppa 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. Burjonroppa is open to new patients. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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, 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 is an adult cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Marcella 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Marcella 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. In addition to English, he speaks 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter's areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $260
  • Medicare Cost: $118
Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doan 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. 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. Dr. Doan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gudimetla completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Gudimetla welcomes 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 is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. Dr. Simpson attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Simpson trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for 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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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's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Takata is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. Dr. Vasenius's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX. After attending Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school, Dr. Nair completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair 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. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his 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)

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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.