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

Dr. Joseph Marcella's specialty is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Marcella is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marcella include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Marcella's 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. Dr. Marcella 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. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Marcella trained at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Syed Nayyar Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Syed Shah is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended King Edward Medical University for medical school. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $792 - $962
  • Medicare Cost: $437 - $505
Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Doan's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include 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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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvaro Saul Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Rios' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Rios's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include peripheral artery disease (PAD). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Rios 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,174
  • Medicare Cost: $506
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's specialties are adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. He practices in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delaughter attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $1,115
  • Medicare Cost: $443 - $490
Dr. Kenneth Wade McBride, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Terrell; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth McBride works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. McBride's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McBride is professionally 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: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,358
  • Medicare Cost: $507
Dr. John Vijayakar Jayachandran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Rosedale
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Jayachandran's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Jayachandran average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jayachandran's clinical interests: peripheral artery disease (PAD), ablation, and general care. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jayachandran accepts. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Jayachandran (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Jayachandran's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle. Dr. Jayachandran has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, General Care, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,019 - $1,174
  • Medicare Cost: $426 - $494
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. He 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. Dr. Malik honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $962
  • Medicare Cost: $511
Dr. George Cheeran James, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. George James' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Fort Worth, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD). Patients rated Dr. James highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. He completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. James is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,174
  • Medicare Cost: $506
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Vasenius specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Vasenius's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. 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 the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. His professional affiliations include 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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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $503
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandrase Nair is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. 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. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. For his residency, Dr. Nair trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. 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. He has an open panel.

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.