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We found 12 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Overland Park, KS.

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Dr. Brian Marion Ramza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Ramza graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramza completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramza's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $855
  • Medicare Cost: $465
Dr. Charles B Porter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
10787 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Charles Porter specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Kansas City, KS, Atchison, KS, and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Porter's clinical interests include second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Porter has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Transplant Procedures, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhanunjaya Reddy Lakkireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10787 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lakkireddy's areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lakkireddy takes. Dr. Lakkireddy obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lakkireddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Neuromuscular Disorders, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Perry Emert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10787 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Martin Emert's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Emert's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Emert trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emert honors. Dr. Emert has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $691
  • Medicare Cost: $442
Dr. Michael Joseph Giocondo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 280
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Giocondo is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Giocondo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $850
  • Medicare Cost: $465
Dr. Alan P Wimmer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alan Wimmer practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Kansas City, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Wimmer speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Wimmer include ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Wimmer's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $850
  • Medicare Cost: $465
Dr. Loren D Berenbom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10787 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Loren Berenbom is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berenbom include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berenbom accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berenbom trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Berenbom is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $691
  • Medicare Cost: $442
Dr. Raghuveer Dendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10787 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Raghuveer Dendi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Dendi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Dendi trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rhea C Pimentel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10787 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Rhea Pimentel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Pimentel's clinical interests: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pimentel completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Pimentel is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $690
  • Medicare Cost: $442
Dr. Yeruva Veera Madhu Mohan V Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10787 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Yeruva Reddy is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjaya Gupta is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In his practice, Dr. Gupta focuses on ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Gupta takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in French and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $850
  • Medicare Cost: $465
Dr. M Obadah Al Chekakie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 350
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. M. Al Chekakie is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al Chekakie studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,319
  • Medicare Cost: $464

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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.