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Dr. Sergio Cossu

Cardiology
Port Charlotte, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Port Charlotte, FL

Address

3340 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Humana

United healthcare

UHC Choice Plus POS

About

Bio

My practice of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology deals primarily with the diagnosis and management of cardiac arhythmias as well as other cardiac conditions. Medical symptms that we are involved with include palpitations, syncope, chest pain, shortness of breath, and cardiac arrest. Procedures perfomed include stress testing, echocardiography, Holter monitoring, tilt table testing, catheter ablation, pacemaker and cardoverter-defibrillator implantations, and their follow-up.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 33 years experience
For refractory VT: Vt is a reentrant rhythm occurringusually in the region of previous scar tissue in the left ventricle (previous infarct). The primary therapy for patients with cardiomyopathy is implantation of an icd. Patients who have recurrent therapy from thier icd and unresponsive to antiarrhythmic drugs then ablation is considered. There are VT ablations performed in patients with normal hearts as well.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 33 years experience
Sudden cardiac death: Icd's are utilized in patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death or ventricular arrhythmias. These can be patients who already have significant structural heart disease or may have already suffered a sudden death episode. Also they are utilized in patient's who have certain familial conditions which may predispose them to sudden death.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 33 years experience
Only if slow: A pacemaker will revive you from a dangerously slow heart rhythm. Most fatal arrhythmias however are due to ventricular arrhythmias that lead to cardiac arrest. These are very fast rhythms in which a pacemaker won't do anything for but an implantable defibrillator would help.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cossu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cossu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much! You seem like a doctor that wants to get to the root of a problem & not just overlook it like many do!! I wish there were more like you in the medical field!! Sincerely Grateful,...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Interestingly, by that criteria I shouldn't have had one.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

America's Top Cardiologist as selected by Consumers' Research Council of America
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in Electrophysiology
2011 - 2012 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology; Heart Rhythm Society; Charlotte County Medical Society; American Medical Association; Florida Medical Association
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