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

Dr. Brian Ramza is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramza include ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ramza completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ramza honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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 practices adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. Patient ratings for Dr. Porter average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Porter attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lakkireddy include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Lakkireddy is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lakkireddy (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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). His clinical interests include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Emert's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Emert graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health, 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)

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 physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is especially interested in ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Giocondo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Giocondo trained 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's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has indicated that his clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Wimmer accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. Loren D Berenbom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; #g600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Loren Berenbom is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Berenbom honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Berenbom completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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

  • 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dendi include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dendi is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Dendi trained 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 practices adult cardiology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Rigden trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Rigden has an open panel.

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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 clinical interests include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Pimentel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Pimentel 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)

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). Dr. Reddy's clinical interests 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. In addition to English, 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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gupta trained 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.