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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Hoang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hoang speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical Center of McKinney. Her 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 practices adult cardiology in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Kawalsky is conversant in Afrikaans. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical Center of McKinney. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kawalsky has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He 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 is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Hurwitz has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurwitz is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Yoo attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Yoo's areas of expertise consist of evoked potential test, cryotherapy, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yoo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Yoo (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair 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. Nair attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nair is professionally 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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Hollowell is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollowell honors. Dr. Hollowell has received the distinction of 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Prewitt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Prewitt has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Plano, TX, Garland, TX, and McKinney, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beveridge graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Beveridge trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Beveridge's professional affiliations include 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.