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We found 19 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. David Ying Ching Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3300 Civic Center Boulevard; 2 East Perelman Center
Phila, PA
 

Dr. David Lin's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Sinus Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Supraventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Bullinga, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
51 North 39th & Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Bullinga practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart palpitations, and bradycardia (very slow heart rate). Dr. Bullinga's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bullinga has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Electrocardiogram, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Heart Palpitations, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,639
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Suman S Jaswal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 Walnut Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suman Jaswal specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Jaswal attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Jaswal's clinical interests: consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaswal takes. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Aortic Stenosis, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. David John Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street; Cardiology Division
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Callans is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Callans's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Tachycardia, Electrophysiological Study, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Paul Kutalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
245 N. 15th Street, Mail Stop 470; Room 6122
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Kutalek is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. Dr. Kutalek accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kutalek is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Best Doctors in America several years in a row, most recently 2009-10, 2011-12. He is conversant in Greek.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Medication Management, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Tooth ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,207
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Fermin Carlos Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Fermin Garcia is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. John A Andriulli, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1 Cooper Plaza; 3 Dorrance
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. John Andriulli sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Woodstown, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Andriulli is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. He attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andriulli has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,297
  • Medicare Cost: $463
Dr. David S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street; 9 Founders Pavillion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Frankel obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Luebbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Luebbert is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Luebbert's clinical interests include consultative cardiology, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Luebbert is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $505
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leng works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Leng's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Antiarrhythmics, Electrophysiological Study and Catheter Ablation, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Furukawa has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Holistic Approaches, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin A Dsouza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin D'souza practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. D'souza include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. D'souza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. D'souza completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Lung Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert D Schaller, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3400 Spruce Street; 9 Gates
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Schaller is an adult cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. Dr. Schaller's clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation, dizziness, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Schaller is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Syncope, Dizziness, Electrocardiogram, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Andres Bermudez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christian Bermudez practices cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Bermudez's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute; 38th and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Liez is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Liez's clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Sinus Problems, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maully Shah works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ablation, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Pacemaker, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Lead ... (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.