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We found 12 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, who practices in Kansas City, KS, Atchison, KS, and Overland Park, KS, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter include second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Porter obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Porter speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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Dr. Dhanunjaya Reddy Lakkireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Lakkireddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Lakkireddy's areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lakkireddy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Emert is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Emert 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 accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Emert attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He has received the distinction of 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. Brian Marion Ramza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramza include ventricular tachycardia. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Ramza performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His 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. Loren D Berenbom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; #g600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Loren Berenbom is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. 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 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 and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Berenbom has received the distinction of 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. Michael Joseph Giocondo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Giocondo works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giocondo include ventricular tachycardia. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wimmer include ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Wimmer honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Wimmer speaks Spanish. 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, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $850
  • Medicare Cost: $465
Dr. Raghuveer Dendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Raghuveer Dendi specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Dendi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an adult cardiology specialist in North Kansas City, MO. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Rigden takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. These areas are among Dr. Pimentel's clinical interests: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pimentel has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Reddy attended Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include ventricular tachycardia. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Gupta honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. 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

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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.