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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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Ramza honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Charles Porter is an adult cardiologist in Kansas City, KS, Atchison, KS, and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Porter's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Porter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Porter has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lakkireddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Lakkireddy's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Emert completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. On average, patients gave Dr. Emert a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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 electrophysiologist. Dr. Giocondo attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giocondo include ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Giocondo honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wimmer completed residency programs at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Wimmer has indicated that his clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Wimmer accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Loren D Berenbom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; #g600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Loren Berenbom works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Berenbom obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: 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 an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dendi attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His professional 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 specializes in adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rigden has an open panel. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Rhea Pimentel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Her areas of expertise include the following: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Pimentel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Seth Sheldon practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include general care, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). His professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Sheldon honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Sheldon is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Reddy attended Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include the following: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks 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: 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Gupta obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include ventricular tachycardia. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks 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. Andrew J Sauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Andrew Sauer's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sauer attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Sauer's clinical interests include advanced heart failure, heart biopsy, and heart transplant. He takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

Dr. Bhanu Gupta specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Gupta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from B.J. Medical College. Dr. Gupta's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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.