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We found 9 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Trenton, MI.

Dr. Abedelrahim Ismail Asfour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5400 Fort Street; Suite 110
Trenton, MI
 

Dr. Abedelrahim Asfour is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Asfour average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Asfour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Asfour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
19725 Allen Road; Suite 100
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chattahi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chattahi's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramachandra Rao Vemuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
13225 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 

Dr. Ramachandra Vemuri is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vemuri include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Vemuri is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Vemuri trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Telugu. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19727 Allen Road; Suite 11
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sattar accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Narsingh Dass Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1660 Kingsway Court
Trenton, MI
 

Dr. Narsingh Gupta specializes in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19727 Allen Road; Suite 11
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. Dr. Mohamed attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mohamed completed residency programs at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamed's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Felix J Rogers, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23050 West Road; Suite 150
Brownstown Twp, MI
 

Dr. Felix Rogers sees patients in Brownstown, MI, Brownstown Township, MI, and Trenton, MI. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rogers completed a residency program at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rogers is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Rogers, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23050 West Road; Suite 150
Brownstown Twp, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Rogers is an adult cardiology specialist in Brownstown Township, MI and Brownstown, MI. Dr. Rogers graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rogers completed a residency program at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin J Berlin, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23050 West Road; Suite 120
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Berlin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berlin completed his residency training at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlin include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (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.