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We found 6 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept HFN near Bloomingdale, IL.

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Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 Biesterfield Road, Suite G01; Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayak honors. Dr. Nayak studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,709
  • Medicare Cost: $537
Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
303 E. Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Freihage attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Freihage's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Freihage speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
303 E. Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. The average patient rating for Dr. Doshi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gerald Kall, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 Biesterfield Road, Suite G01; Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. John Kall's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Kall include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kall graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,308
  • Medicare Cost: $537
Dr. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
303 E. Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soto include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
303 E. Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She practices in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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What is Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)?

A cardiac resynchronization therapy device, also known as a CRT or biventricular pacemaker, is a kind of pacemaker that can help the heart work more effectively. In certain kinds of heart failure, the ventricles, or larger chambers in the heart, stop working together. When they are no longer in synch, the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. CRT can help keep the heartbeat regular and the ventricles contracting at the same time.

Just as with a standard pacemaker, a biventricular pacemaker consists of a small battery pack and electrical leads, or small wires that conduct electricity to the heart. CRT pacemakers have two or three leads, placed in the upper and lower chambers of the heart. The device measures the contractions of the heart, and if the heart begins to beat out of time it will send small, rhythmic pulses of electricity to resynchronize (hence the name “cardiac resynchronization therapy) the contractions. This allows the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body more efficiently. Sometimes a CRT is combined with a different kind of device called an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or ICD, which uses a higher burst of energy to restart the heart if it stops suddenly.

When a biventricular pacemaker is inserted, the wire leads are usually placed via a small incision near the shoulder, then threaded through a vein to the heart. The battery pack is placed under the skin of the chest near the collarbone. Once everything is in place, the leads are connected to the battery, and the CRT can begin helping the heart beat correctly.

It is normal to experience swelling and discomfort as the incisions from surgery heal. It takes time for the heart to adjust to the pacemaker, so vigorous activity should be kept to a minimum for the first few weeks. Strong magnetic fields may affect how the CRT functions, so you may be advised to avoid them. As your heart begins to pump blood more effectively, you should soon begin to feel stronger and less fatigued.