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

Dr. Khanh Hoang's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Hoang completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Hoang is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas and Medical City McKinney (MCM). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $124
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology and practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Khan trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Frisco.

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

Dr. Darryl Lindsay Kawalsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 108
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Darryl Kawalsky is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Dallas and Medical City McKinney (MCM). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kawalsky's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Kawalsky attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Afrikaans.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $124
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $117
Dr. John S 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 studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Hollowell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $707
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $115
Dr. David W 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. Dr. Prewitt's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asad Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in McKinney, TX, Sherman, TX, and Plano, TX. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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

Dr. Radhakrishnan G Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2730 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Beveridge's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $513
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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