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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: , implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion

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

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: , 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 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: , 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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

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

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  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $913
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: , 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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