We found 10 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Khanh Lan Hoang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 108
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Khanh Hoang's specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Hoang attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoang honors. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hoang speaks Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical Center of McKinney. She has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $124
  • Medicare Cost: $117
Dr. Darryl Lindsay Kawalsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Darryl Kawalsky is a specialist in adult cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Kawalsky completed residency programs at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kawalsky is conversant in Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Kawalsky's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $124
  • Medicare Cost: $117
Dr. Muhammad Akram Khan, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 380
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jodie Hurwitz specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Hurwitz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurwitz is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $124
  • Medicare Cost: $120
Dr. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Karim obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Dale Yoo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 108
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Dale Yoo works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Yoo is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoo include evoked potential test, cryotherapy, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Yoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Yoo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Yoo is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electroencephalography, Evoked ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $122
  • Medicare Cost: $119
Dr. Radhakrishnan Govindan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2730 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Nair graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nair is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Dr. David William Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 4100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prewitt attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $707
  • Medicare Cost: $115
Dr. John Scott Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 4100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. John Hollowell practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollowell attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $707
  • Medicare Cost: $115
Dr. Thomas Patrick Beveridge, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 4600
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Beveridge is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Beveridge is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $513
  • Medicare Cost: $116

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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.