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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, who practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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 physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She honors 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 distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurwitz is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Her practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $124
  • Medicare Cost: $120
Dr. Dale Yoo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 108
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Dale Yoo is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Yoo (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoo include evoked potential test, cryotherapy, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Yoo's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yoo has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes 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. Mohammed 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Karim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors 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 Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Nair takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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. Dr. Hollowell is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Prewitt's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prewitt has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Beveridge accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He 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.