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Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Walsh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

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

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

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Cassidy speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cassidy include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

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

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

Dr. Robert Sheppard is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sheppard's clinical interests include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sheppard graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

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

Dr. Shalin S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Shah is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $913
Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardona include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Cardona attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cardona 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.

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Relevant Interests: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

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: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,632
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $921

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What is Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion?

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a cardiac device that can not only treat irregular heartbeats but also restart the heart if needed. A standard pacemaker monitors the beating of the heart, and can treat an irregular rhythm with regular, low-energy electrical impulses that cause the heart to contract on time. An ICD performs this function, but also monitors for cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. If this happens, the ICD can deliver a single, high-energy dose of electricity to shock the heart and get it beating again. After delivering a defibrillating shock, the ICD makes sure the heart continues to work correctly.

Placement of an ICD is similar to the placement of a standard pacemaker. An incision is made near the shoulder, and two insulated wires or leads are threaded through a vein and placed in the heart. The battery pack, a small metal device, is inserted beneath the skin of the chest just under the collarbone. Once everything is in place, the wires are connected to the battery, and the ICD is functional.

You may have swelling and discomfort after surgery as your incisions heal. Your heart needs several weeks to adjust to the ICD, so it is best to avoid strenuous activity at first. Strong magnetic fields may affect the function of your ICD, so your doctor will tell you to avoid certain activities, such as having an MRI or even keeping your cell phone too close to your ICD. Within a few weeks your heart should be beating more safely and effectively.

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