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Robert C Sheppard, MD

Robert C Sheppard, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
In 1994, Robert Sheppard, MD, FACC, FHRS brought to the Heart Institute a new era of expertise by developing the cardiac electrophysiology department and currently serves as director of cardiac electrophysiology & pacing. He developed the first cardiac electrophysiology laboratory in St. Petersburg, FL and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He performed the first catheter ablation and implanted the first cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator/pacemaker in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sheppard received his undergraduate degree from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y. He obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College - Valhalla, N.Y. and completed his fellowship training in both cardiology and electrophysiology & pacing at Hahnemann University - Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Sheppard was an assistant professor of medicine at Hahnemann University before moving to Florida and served as clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Florida. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Sheppard is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. He has written many publications for a variety of peer reviewed journals, textbook chapters and pursues his interest in research by participating in numerous previous and current clinical research trials. In 2007, 2009 and 2011 Dr. Sheppard was the only cardiovascular disease specialist in Pinellas County named to the list of America’s Best Doctors.

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Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias


Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Ankle Disorders

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Dissection

Aortic Ectasia

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Valve Disease

Aortic Valve Regurgitation


atrial fibrillation

Atrial Flutter

Atrioventricular Block

Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation

Autonomic Disorders

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac Imaging




Cardiovascular Defibrillator Implantation and Follow Up

Cardiovascular Pacemaker Implantation and Follow Up


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)

Complete Heart Block

Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital Heart Disease

Congestive Heart Failure

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

CT Imaging

Defibrillator Implantation


Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Electrophysiological Study


Emergency Cardioversion


Event Monitoring

Healthcare Exchange

Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

Heart Disease

Heart Disease Prevention

Heart Palpitations

Heart Surgery

Heart Tumors, Benign



Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease

Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease

Hypertensive Heart Disease


Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibril

Left Bundle Branch Block

Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload

Long QT Syndrome



Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral Valve Stenosis

Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block

Nuclear Cardiology

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement

Peace of Mind

Pericardial Disease

Peripheral Artery Catheterization

Peripheral Vascular Disease - Vascular PVD

Preventive Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Edema

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Valve Disease

Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator

Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders

Right Bundle Branch Block

Seasonal Resident

Septal Defect

Stress Test


Tetralogy of Fallot



Tilt Table Testing

Transesophageal Echocardiogram - TEE

Tricuspid Valve Disease

Varicose Vein - Vascular Endovenous Laser Treatment