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Merrill Krolick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Clearwater, FL. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Krolick's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Rd David Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Johnson is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Johnson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Post is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Post has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $112
Robert Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheppard takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Sheppard attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sheppard speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged ... (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 Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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Dr. Gregg T Schuyler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Schuyler is an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuyler include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Schuyler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Schuyler speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). For his professional training, Dr. Cassidy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. His areas of expertise include the following: syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Cassidy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cassidy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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Dr. George Eric Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Blanco is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Blanco accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Blanco studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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John Walsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Walsh is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Walsh's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Walsh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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Dr. Andrew D Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenthal include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, 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. Rosenthal accepts. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Samantha Avery is an adult cardiology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Avery is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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Dr. Christopher H Wilson, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson works as an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

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Robert Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Sanchez is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francisco Cardona practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardona accepts. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cardona's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, cardioversion

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121
Dr. Ankit D Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ankit Parikh, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Parikh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus.

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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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