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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 is a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Bullinga highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart palpitations, and bradycardia (very slow heart rate). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bullinga attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received distinctions including 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Jaswal include consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaswal graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Jaswal completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Callans's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Callans has received 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. Fermin Carlos Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Fermin Garcia sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Garcia's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He is affiliated with 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. Steven Paul Kutalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
245 N. 15th Street, Mail Stop 470; Room 6122
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Kutalek specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kutalek is conversant in Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kutalek has received distinctions including 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 has an open panel.

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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. David S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street; 9 Founders Pavillion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among Dr. Frankel's clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Frankel speaks Hebrew. He is 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. John A Andriulli, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1 Cooper Plaza; 3 Dorrance
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. John Andriulli is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andriulli accepts. Dr. Andriulli has received professional recognition including the following: 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leng's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Leng's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Nazareth Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Leng attended Stanford University School of Medicine. 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. Jeffrey J Luebbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Luebbert's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Luebbert graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luebbert include consultative cardiology, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Luebbert is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa is a cardiac surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Furukawa obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Furukawa is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. D'souza's clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. 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 Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation, dizziness, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Schaller is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Schaller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a cardiac surgeon. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Liez's clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Liez attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is 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's specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Shah accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.