We found 5 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Humana POS near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Soto is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Soto graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Freihage's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Freihage completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Doshi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Doshi include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doshi accepts. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Doshi trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She practices in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
6920 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Evyan Jawad is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). She works in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Jawad (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Jawad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Her medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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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.

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