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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Hoang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Hoang's practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical Center of McKinney. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Kawalsky has an open panel. Dr. Kawalsky studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His medical residency was performed at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Afrikaans.

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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 is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jodie Hurwitz works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurwitz graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Hurwitz is open to 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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in McKinney, TX, Sherman, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karim honors. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dale Yoo is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yoo include evoked potential test, cryotherapy, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yoo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Yoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yoo (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Yoo has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Hollowell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $707
  • Medicare Cost: $115
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. These areas are among Dr. Prewitt's clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Prewitt is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • 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, who practices in Plano, TX, Garland, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Beveridge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Beveridge attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more.

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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.