Dr. Mark Karavan, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 63

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(843) 497-7772

Dr. Mark Karavan, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Karavan has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Interventional Cardiology, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from South Carolina U, College of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center and Conway Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karavan to book an appointment.


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Grand Strand Heart & Vascular

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Grand Strand Heart and Vascular/Spine and Neuro920 Doug White Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Grand Strand Heart & Vascular

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(843) 497-7772
Grand Strand Heart & Vascular920 Doug White Dr Ste 510 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Grand Strand Medical Center Hospitalist

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Grand Strand Medical Center Hospitalist809 82nd Pkwy Ste 201a Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Always a good experience, friendly, honest and caring..Great staff and the same goes to Jessica.
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Eduardo Valdaliso – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr. Karavan is very knowledgeable and takes the time to make sure I understand what he is saying and makes me quite comfortable. I'm sure that heart patients are quite anxious with any problems that we have and appreciate a doctor that takes the time and effort to make the visit worthwhile, informative and comforting.
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Charlotte – Jun 25, 2020
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Very nice and pleasant staff. Short wait time for your appointment. The doctor take time to answer all of your question.
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Jun 23, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Karavan for over eight years and highly recommend him! He is always willing to listen and answer my questions. I had an issue a few years ago and he recommended several test and procedures to make sure I had no underlying problems with my heart.
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Jun 22, 2020
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I did not have to wait, the nurses were friendly and helpful. Routine yearly check up everything was good. I highly recommend Dr. Karavan.
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Molly W. Tanner – Jun 14, 2020
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Office visits are always on time. Dr.Karavan is very thorough with his appointments. If you have any issues, they call you right back.Office team is Awsome.
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Rich M. – Jun 06, 2020
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my visit was very professional it was a 3 month follow up I am very pleased withDr Karavan and his staff also Jessica his assistant is superb
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louise majstorich – May 14, 2020
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Have been a patient of Dr Karavan for about 5 years. Very pleased with his care and that of the staff. Great bedside manner and reminds with each visit “do you remember how you felt prior to your heart emergency.” I will never forget and appreciate the fact that he asks.
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Ray Vitale – May 12, 2020
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9 month visit. I love his demeanor, no wasted yakking, just good old how are you and what have you been doing to take care of yourself. Looks at all your medications, and explains the reason for continuing them.
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Arthur Robertson – May 11, 2020
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VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND GREAT COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
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ROBERT JORDAN – May 10, 2020
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I have been a patient (feel like family) since 2014 and treated like royalty from receptionist to nurses and the “Doc” himself I am still kicking and have never felt better due to Dr.Karavan lucky to be alive I owe my life to this great man! Love you
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Prompt, efficient. Couldn’t have asked for better service!
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Billie Ann Booth – Apr 13, 2020
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My recent follow-up appointment was a very good and informative session. I came into it with more questions than I ever had for any medical appointment. I was given the opportunity to discuss my listed concerns with the nurse at length and then again with Dr Karavan. These discussions prompted more questions of which both of them gave my plenty of time. I am very pleased with this office and the special attention they give me.
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Mar 18, 2020
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The office and staff is very efficient, understanding and patient friendly. I have been in Dr Karavan's care since moving to Myrtle Beach about 3 years ago. I highly recommend Dr Karavan he is extremely knowledgeable and personable when explaining heart related issues in layman's terms. Very glad to have found him and very confident that I am receiving the best care.
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Russ Collins – Mar 07, 2020
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Dr. Karavan has been my Dr for 25 years. I have the utmost confidence in his care for me.
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J. David McLaughlin – Mar 01, 2020
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I've been under the care of Dr Karavan and his Cardiovascular Group for 15 years. This is as professional as health care gets. The office is the model of efficiency, proficiency, understanding and caring. In short, I have every confidence that I am receiving the best care in South Carolina.
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Tom Hanlon – Feb 27, 2020
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New office is spacious. Office staff was polite and friendly.
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Feb 16, 2020
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I met Dr. Karavan in the Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach, SC 7 years ago where I was taken by EMS for a heart attack. I have been with him ever since. He is very intelligent and knowledgeable. His bedside manner is good as is his caring for the patient Can't ask for much more than that. Kudos to you Doc. His nurse Jennifer is great also with the same qualities as Dr. Karavan.
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Jim Parsch – Jan 24, 2020
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Thorough and very professional he has been my doctor for more than 5 years would highly recommend
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Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Karavan and his crew are as top notch as they come. They always go above and beyond to make your visit pleasant and in a timely fashion. AAA +++ Physicians Office
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Romano Marinaro – Jan 20, 2020
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Dr. Karavan accepts the following insurance:

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Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
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Practice Areas

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Karavan treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan treats Arrhythmias more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Karavan treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Heart Murmur
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan treats Heart Murmur more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Karavan treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Karavan performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Karavan performs this procedure more than 59% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Karavan treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan treats Heart Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Karavan treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karavan treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Karavan treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Karavan's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Our goal is to provide high quality, convenient outpatient Cardiology and Gastroenterology services to the community we serve, creating exceptional value for our patients, our employees, and our partners.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Med University Sc Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
South Carolina U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Conway Medical Center

Conway, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

Murrells Inlet, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average