Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyMale

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist in St. Petersburg, FL and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hca Florida Pasadena Hospital and Hca Florida Largo Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

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Practice

Northside6006 49th St North Ste 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33709
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Dr. Cardona's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cardona

4.8

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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He and I did not interact with each other well. I found his attitude to be poor, and his ability to listen compromised. I have no idea if his recommended course of action was appropriate as I refused to follow his recommendations
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 16, 2021
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I have SVTs and Bradycardia. I was with Bay Area heart center for 1 1/2 years and they never had my tests approved by my insurance company, yet my condition was worsening during this time. I found and researched Dr Cardona and the Heart Institute and found they took my insurance. I have been a patient of Dr Cardona's for just over a month and we already have done 5 tests (all approved by the same insurance company that Bay Area couldnt get approved). DR Cardona allows me to ask as many questions as I want and recently, I had even more questions and his assistant Josip Katinic ARNP-C, spent 30 minutes with me face to face by computer to answer questions and concerns about my condition. He also told me to come down after our meeting to the office without an appointment so he could listen to my heart and lungs on a busy Friday and then spent another 40 minutes answering questions from their office scheduling more tests and they didnt charge me! That to me is service and shows me they real
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Donald R Davis 56, St Petersburg – Oct 13, 2020
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Dr cordona is wonderful, highly recommended, he explained everything in detail and answered all of your questions. Thank you
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JOHN HAAG – Oct 09, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Cardona for a few years now. He is a wonderful doctor. Wouldn’t change him for the world.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 25, 2020
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Dr cardona and staff are wonderful
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Joann – Jun 03, 2020
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I have had a pacemaker for over 30 years and have seen many cardiologists over the years. Dr Cardona and his staff are first rate in their profession. They are extremely efficient. Highly recommend his practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia OCONNOR – May 24, 2020
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I arrived on time and was helped immediately by the desk lady who took my co-payand I was seated. Within minutes I was called in and a terrific young lady did all the prep work and within ten minutes Dr. Cardona came in, reviewed the exams and discussed the results with me. It was a positive visit because of the way I was received and the professionalism of the employees as well as Dr. Cardona. I will heartily recommend Dr. Cardona.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Merrill S. Burchard – May 18, 2020
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Dr Cardona is such a wonderful Dr. He explains everything and answers any questions that you may have. His staff is also great. So friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann T – May 17, 2020
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My very first visit to Dr Cardona was pleasant from the moment I signed in. Dr Cardona was through and informative during his exam. I left with a much better understanding of the procedure I had done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ken Otto – Apr 15, 2020
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Great physician. Explain the facts, listen to your questions answered all my questions. I recommend him highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julio – Mar 30, 2020
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A good physician that listen your complains. Explain the facts and provide necessary treatment options. I recommend him highly.
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R. Armas MD – Feb 21, 2020
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Very professional. On time and explained as we went along. Yes, I will see him again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 02, 2019
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Dr. Cardona is a very smart and caring doctor. The best combination a patient can have in a provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 01, 2019
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It was my first visit with Dr. Cardona and I like him very much. I look forward to having him as my cardiologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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bruce jacob – Nov 24, 2019
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Curious and friendly staff. Dr. Cardona took his time with me. He was extremely thorough and explained my treatment plan. He answered all my questions and I never felt rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2019
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Had a very good visit with Dr. Cardona. He is a very patient and understanding man. He was quite thorough with my mother and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him for anyone . Only down fall was the EKG machines were not working properly, and need to be repaired or replaced.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sonya Foster – Aug 24, 2019
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The staff is very friendly and professional-waiting time was very minimal-all my questions were answered to my satisfaction-I definitely recommend Dr. Cardinals and staff without question-I am very satisfied and will continue to use his services
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pete Auksel in St Pete Beach, FL – Jun 24, 2019
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Very knowledgeable. Has a good bedside manner. Thorough and conservative.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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conrad deneault in st petersburg, FL – May 24, 2019
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Dr. Cardona and staff were amazing. Everything was explained clearly and the procedure was done professionally and successfully.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 18, 2019
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Dr. Cardona and staff were very professional and provided me with the utmost personal attention. I went in for an EP Study and ablation, Dr. Cardona performed the procedure flawlessly. I experienced ZERO pain or discomfort throughout the entire process. I hope to not need any cardiology services in the future, however, if the need should arise, I know I am in the BEST cardiologist's hands with Dr. Cardona and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paulina in Saint Petersburg, FL – Feb 11, 2019
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cardona's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardona treats Heart Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cardona treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardona treats Arrhythmias more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cardona treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Paroxysmal
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Sick Sinus Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardona treats Sick Sinus Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cardona treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cardona's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Complete Heart Block
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Cryoablation
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Electrophysiology
  • Emergency Cardioversion
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We have forged in new frontiers of cardiovascular care and treatment through advances in nuclear medicine, cutting edge technology and research, and the...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Francisco Cardona, MD, FACC, FHRS joined Heart Vascular Institute of Florida in August 2002. He is certified...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

University of Pittsburgh | University of Puero Rico | University of Puero Rico
Fellowship Hospital
Mercy Hospital
Internship Hospital
Universidad Central Del Caribe
Medical School
2001
University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cardona frequently treats Heart Disease, Arrhythmias, and Sick Sinus Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cardona treats.

Where is Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD's office located?

Dr. Cardona's office is located at 6006 49th St North Ste 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD speak?

Dr. Cardona speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cardona is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hca Florida Pasadena Hospital

South Pasadena, FL

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Hca Florida Largo Hospital

Largo, FL

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Hca Florida Northside Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, FL

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Anthony's Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average