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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Lin attended New York Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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 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, Sinus Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Bullinga's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bullinga's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart palpitations, and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bullinga graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,639
  • Medicare Cost: $505
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 works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests include medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kutalek accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. His distinctions 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. Dr. Kutalek speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Callans' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Callans attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

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) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Jaswal's clinical interests: consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jaswal's 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. 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). For his professional training, Dr. Garcia completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Garcia is professionally 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, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (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 area of specialization is adult cardiology. 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 attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Consultative ... (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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Leng include ablation, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Nazareth Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Leng attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Antiarrhythmics, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study and Catheter ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Frankel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He speaks Hebrew. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankel include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Frankel completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

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

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. 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. His clinical interests include holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. His hospital/clinic 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, Heart Valve Surgery, 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Andriulli is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. Dr. Andriulli accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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
Dr. Benjamin A Dsouza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin D'souza is a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. Dr. D'souza is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. D'souza's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christian Bermudez is a heart surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bermudez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. 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: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Schaller practices adult cardiology. Dr. Schaller's areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation, dizziness, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for 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.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maully Shah's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute; 38th and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Liez's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Liez's areas of expertise include the following: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liez honors 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Cardiac ... (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.