We found 16 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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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. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin's clinical interests include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Lin attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider 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.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Jaswal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Callans's areas of expertise include the following: 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. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Callans honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Callans 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, ... (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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Andriulli studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Andriulli completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andriulli accepts. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Andriulli is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

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  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,297
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463
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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts. Dr. Garcia's medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received the following distinctions: 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, 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Luebbert include consultative cardiology, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Luebbert's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency 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)

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  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,620
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $505

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leng is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Leng's clinical interests: ablation, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. 2013-2014. Dr. Leng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Antiarrhythmics, Devices, 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel honors. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Frankel completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Frankel 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, 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's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He 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. 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 Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Benjamin D'souza's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. D'souza's areas of expertise include the following: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes 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. D'souza attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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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 practices cardiac surgery in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bermudez is a graduate of the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Bermudez 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: 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation, dizziness, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Schaller 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. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

Dr. Maully J Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maully Shah, who practices in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is 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)

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. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Liez's clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as 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, Sinus Problems, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santangeli include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Santangeli is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3401 North Broad Street; Parkinson Pavilion, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Yesenosky practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yesenosky honors. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital.

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $505

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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.

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