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We found 6 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Coventry Bronze near Lancaster, PA.

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Dr. Seth Joseph Worley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
217 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Seth Worley works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Worley has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Worley focuses on cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and pacemaker. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Worley is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Worley (or staff) speaks Spanish and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $448
Dr. Melissa Lynn McKernan-Pulliam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
217 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Melissa McKernan-Pulliam's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She practices in Lancaster, PA. Dr. McKernan-Pulliam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Dr. McKernan-Pulliam has indicated that her clinical interests include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), catheter ablation, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for her residency. Patients gave Dr. McKernan-Pulliam an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. McKernan-Pulliam has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Catheter ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Andrew Bernabei, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
217 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Bernabei, who practices in Lancaster, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Bernabei is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Bernabei's practice, he is particularly interested in cryotherapy, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and catheter ablation. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Bernabei is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Bernabei (or staff) speaks Spanish and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $454
Dr. Sandeep Bansal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
217 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Sandeep Bansal, who practices in Lancaster, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Bansal obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His areas of expertise include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bansal takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,322
  • Medicare Cost: $464
Dr. Tatjana N Sljapic, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
802 New Holland Avenue; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Tatjana Sljapic is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, electrodiagnostic medicine, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Sljapic (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Sljapic studied medicine at the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sljapic trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $637
  • Medicare Cost: $454
Dr. Nicholas J Mandalakas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 100; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Mandalakas is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Lancaster, PA. Dr. Mandalakas's clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mandalakas is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,593
  • Medicare Cost: $454

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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.