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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Flat Rock, MI, Trenton, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Asfour attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asfour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asfour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, 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. Ramachandra Rao Vemuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
13225 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 

Dr. Ramachandra Vemuri is a Southgate, MI physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. He trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Vemuri's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Vemuri is conversant in Telugu. His hospital/clinic 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. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
19725 Allen Road; Suite 100
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chattahi honors. He is professionally 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, 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sattar accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Sattar attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Sattar's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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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 works as a cardiologist in Trenton, MI. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Government Medical College, Amritsar. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohamed include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Mohamed is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Brownstown, MI, Brownstown Township, MI, and Trenton, MI. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Rogers is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rogers trained at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

Dr. Joseph Rogers' specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rogers 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. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

Dr. Kevin Berlin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton, Dr. Berlin attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Berlin include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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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.