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Elizabeth Dang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 S Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dang practices adult cardiology. Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Dang trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for her residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Dang is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 S Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, who practices in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chilappa is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Chilappa trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent ... (Read more)

Cesar Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Cesar Rios' medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rios speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Tooth Extractions, Device ... (Read more)

Richard Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Brown studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Carrie Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Totta honors Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Timothy L Blackburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 S Interstate 49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Blackburn's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Blackburn has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Blackburn's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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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