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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. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. The average patient rating for Dr. Asfour is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Asfour attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Asfour is professionally affiliated with 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. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
19725 Allen Road; Suite 100
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chattahi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. 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. Ramachandra Rao Vemuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
13225 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 

Dr. Ramachandra Vemuri, who practices in Southgate, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Vemuri's clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is conversant in Telugu.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Sattar accepts Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sattar attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gupta is professionally 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Mohamed accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Brownstown, MI, Brownstown Township, MI, and Trenton, MI. Dr. Rogers graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rogers include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogers honors. He is 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, who practices in Brownstown Township, MI and Brownstown, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogers accepts. Dr. Rogers is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital's residency program. He is 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Brownstown, MI and Brownstown Township, MI. Dr. Berlin is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. Dr. Berlin's 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.