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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Lin is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Clinical interests for Dr. Bullinga include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart palpitations, and bradycardia (very slow heart rate). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bullinga include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010. Dr. Bullinga is 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Jaswal include consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. 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. He is an in-network provider for 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, 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 works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he 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. Dr. Callans's 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: 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 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia's residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, Dr. Kutalek speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Kutalek is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kutalek 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. 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 S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street; 9 Founders Pavillion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel, who practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. Dr. Frankel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Frankel speaks 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. John A Andriulli, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1 Cooper Plaza; 3 Dorrance
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. John Andriulli practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Voorhees, NJ, Woodstown, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Andriulli attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Leng is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Leng's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Nazareth Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include consultative cardiology, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Luebbert is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Luebbert completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven 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 practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Furukawa has received the distinction of 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, 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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. D'souza's areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is 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 specialty 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 attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaller takes.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Bermudez 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)

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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. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Liez attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Liez 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 practices 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 Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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.