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Dr. Sergio Cossu

Cardiology
Port Charlotte, FL
34 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

18 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Eectrophysiologist: I agree that an electrophysiologist wil provide the best information regarding catheter ablation. It is important to ask questions regarding outcomes ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Cath lab: Cardiac catheterization laboratory or electrophysiology laboratory technicians are very good options. The other option is to go into industry and work... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
EP tech specialist: This is a cath lab technician who specifically works in the ep laboratory. They will assist the electrophysiologist in ablations, ep studies and impla... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Electrophysiology : Usually palpitations are caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. Electrophysiologists are cardiologists that specialize in this field. There are many diff... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Usually not: Svt is an arrhythmia originating in the top portions of the heart. It may be caused by an abnormal circuit within the heart's electrical system that t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Avoidance techniques: Vsavagal attacks (neurocardiogenic syncope) occurs as a result of an abnormal reflex between the heart and the brain creating a vagal response to the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Difft types of pause: Paues on a holter could be from sinus arrest or av block. Usually pauses greater than three seconds require evaluation. A pause after a PVC or pac is ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Arrhythmia speciali: An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist with an extra two years training in the management of arrhythmias. They are board certified in both cardiolo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
None really: Pacemakers are pretty much standard these days. Present day pacemakers provide synchrony between the top and bottom chambers of the heart and some a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Several: The standard surgical approach is via a mi sternotomy approach. Currently there are centers performing the surgery via a minimal thoracotomy incision ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Should be evaluated: Question is whether the palpitations are causing the chest pain or vice versa. Elevated heart rate may be a normal response to some stressor such as c... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 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 pa... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Try changing Rx: In young patients who are very active and require beta blockers for control of their arrhythmias sometimes i utilize pindolol. This beta blocker has ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
It depends: A slow heart rate in an asymptomatic athlete maybe completely normal and does not warrant any further evaluation or treatment. In patients who do have... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
No: A pacemaker will only keep the heart rate at above a certain level if your intrinsic heart rate drops to that level. A defibrillator will shock the h... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Cardioversion safe: A cardioversion is a procedure used to restore sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation. It is usually a safe procedure performed with minima... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
It depends: Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic medication used to treat both ventricular and atrial arrhythmias. It has several potential side effects related to the... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
Maybe premature beat: In the setting of a structurally normal heart what you may be exhibiting are pvc's (premature ventricular contractions). Not abnormal or dangerous in ... Read More

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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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