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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 medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Khan trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in 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, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John S Hollowell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 4100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. John Hollowell's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Hollowell is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He 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 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $707
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $115
Dr. Radhakrishnan G Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2730 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nair attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. David Prewitt works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Prewitt trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prewitt include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Prewitt 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Thomas Patrick Beveridge, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 4600
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Beveridge specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Beveridge is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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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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