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Merrill Krolick MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a general practitioner, cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Miramar, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Patient ratings for Dr. Krolick average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Robert Sheppard MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Robert Sheppard's specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sheppard's areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Sheppard is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121
Ronald Walsh MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Ronald Walsh specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology and practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

Gregg Schuyler MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Gregg Schuyler is a general practitioner and cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuyler include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

James Post MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. James Post is a general practitioner and cardiologist. Dr. Post has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Post attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Post has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $112
Dennis Cassidy MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Cassidy include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cassidy takes. For his professional training, Dr. Cassidy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

John Walsh MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. John Walsh specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Walsh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Walsh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Walsh is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

George Blanco MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. George Blanco is a general practitioner and adult cardiologist. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Blanco is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Samantha Avery MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Samantha Avery works as a general practitioner and cardiologist. Her education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Avery's areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Alexander Johnson MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Alexander Johnson is a general practitioner and adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Johnson attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Andrew Rosenthal MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal's areas of specialization are general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosenthal graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Christopher Wilson MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Christopher Wilson's areas of specialization are general practice and adult cardiology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Wilson's clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Robert Sanchez MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Robert Sanchez works as a general practitioner and adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Right ... (Read more)

Francisco Cardona MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Francisco Cardona specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Cardona is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121
Ankit Parikh MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Ankit Parikh is a physician who specializes in general practice and adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Parikh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Emergency Cardioversion, Cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

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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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