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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Worley is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and pacemaker. Dr. Worley takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Worley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Worley is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McKernan-Pulliam is especially interested in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), catheter ablation, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. McKernan-Pulliam is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. McKernan-Pulliam attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. McKernan-Pulliam (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Lancaster, PA. He has a special interest in cryotherapy, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and catheter ablation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bernabei honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Bernabei attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Bernabei (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Dr. Bernabei's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bansal include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bansal takes. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. His practice is open to 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology, electrodiagnostic medicine, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and Lancaster General Health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sljapic's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sljapic is a graduate of the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sljapic trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Sljapic (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Mandalakas focuses on heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandalakas welcomes new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency.

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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.