We found 9 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Humana HMO near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Charles B Porter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Charles Porter's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Porter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Porter include second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Porter has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. Brian Marion Ramza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in ventricular tachycardia. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramza takes. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $855
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465
Dr. Dhanunjaya Reddy Lakkireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Lakkireddy is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lakkireddy include LARIAT procedure, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Lakkireddy honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Lakkireddy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lakkireddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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, LARIAT ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Perry Emert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Martin Emert practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Emert's clinical interests include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Emert is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $691
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $442
Dr. Loren D Berenbom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; #g600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Loren Berenbom's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. His clinical interests include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Berenbom is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $691
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $442
Dr. Raghuveer Dendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Raghuveer Dendi practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Dendi include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Dendi attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Rigden is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Rigden attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Rigden honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $988
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465
Dr. Rhea C Pimentel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rhea Pimentel is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pimentel include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Pimentel is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Pimentel honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $690
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include LARIAT procedure, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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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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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.

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