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

Dr. Brian Ramza is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests encompass ventricular tachycardia. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramza honors. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ramza is professionally affiliated with 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Charles Porter's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter include second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. Dr. Porter takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Dr. Porter has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Porter 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lakkireddy has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lakkireddy is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Martin Emert is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Emert is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Emert attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. 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
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Giocondo is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Giocondo attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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 is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wimmer include ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Wimmer's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; #g600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Loren Berenbom's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Berenbom include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Berenbom has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Raghuveer Dendi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Dendi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 520
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lawrence Rigden practices adult cardiology. Dr. Rigden is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $988
  • Medicare Cost: $465
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Seth Sheldon is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include general care, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Sheldon's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Sheldon completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rhea Pimentel works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pimentel include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Pimentel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pimentel trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yeruva Reddy practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy graduated from Armed Forces Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Gupta has a special interest in ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks French and Hindi.

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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. Andrew J Sauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Andrew Sauer's specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, heart biopsy, and heart transplant. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Sauer graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sauer accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Clinical Trials, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Heart Biopsy, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Hospital Lobby - Cardiology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Bhanu Gupta's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, Dr. Gupta performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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.