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Dr. Dhanunjaya Reddy Lakkireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

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. Rhea C Pimentel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

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)

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  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $690
  • Medicare Cost: $442
Dr. Yeruva Veera Madhu Mohan V Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

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)

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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.