Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

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Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

The Heart Institute

6006 49th St N Ste 200

Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Heart Disease
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more than 96% of peers
Cardioversion, Elective
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more than 94% of peers
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more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Cardona's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cardona "Francisco Cardona, MD, FACC, FHRS joined Heart Vascular Institute of Florida in August 2002. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Cardona graduated medical school from the University Central del Caribe in his homeland of Puerto Rico and then completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh and University of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He then completed a two-year subspecialty in Cardiac Electrophysiology at University Of Florida, Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida working with Dr. Mario Gonzalez specializing in advanced catheter ablation of difficult cardiac arrhythmias before moving with his wife and two boys to St. Petersburg, Florida."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cardona "We have forged in new frontiers of cardiovascular care and treatment through advances in nuclear medicine, cutting edge technology and research, and the development of preventive and educational services. Coupled with highly trained physicians and medical staff, The Heart & Vascular Institute has established itself as a "Center of Excellence" in the care and treatment of cardiovascular disease."

5  Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Complete Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Universidad Central Del Caribe
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD
Always meets or exceeds my expectations which are very high. Provides a great level of confidence in his knowledge and solutions.
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Clarence in St Petersburg – Aug 27, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Cardona by my primary cardiologist. After researching his training and ethics it was clear he was the doc for me. During my visit Dr. Cardona was very thorough and clear in explaining what was happening with me and what the end result would be after my procedure. I am very...Read More
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Chet R in St Pete – Jun 22, 2018
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Hambel and caring . Thank you!!!
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S . X. in Saint Petersburg , FL – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Cardona has the patient's interests at heart and gives easily understood diagnoses and treatment instructions if required.
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Ferdinand F. in South Pasadena, FL – Jun 04, 2018
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Dr. Cardona is a very friendly person to begin with. He is eager to answer any questions you might have. In fact he seems to enjoy doing it! He would make a great teacher at a medical school if and when he decides to leave his practice. I hope however he stays in practice as long as I'm alive. I...Read More
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thomas halvey in st. petersburg, fl. – May 26, 2018
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