We found 19 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Aetna Silver 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Lin attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Bullinga's clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart palpitations, and atrial fibrillation. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bullinga has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010. Dr. Bullinga's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kutalek's 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. His areas of expertise include medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Kutalek is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Callans takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Callans trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans's 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. He 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: 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Jaswal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Luebbert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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)

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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Leng include ablation, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Leng's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Nazareth Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Leng 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 is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among Dr. Frankel's clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel accepts. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Hebrew.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Furukawa's clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Furukawa honors. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. Dr. Furukawa 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. John A Andriulli, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1 Cooper Plaza; 3 Dorrance
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. John Andriulli, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Woodstown, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Andriulli has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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
Dr. Benjamin A Dsouza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin D'souza specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'souza include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. Dr. D'souza's professional affiliations include Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. D'souza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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's specialty is cardiac surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Bermudez performed his 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation, dizziness, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaller honors. 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maully Shah is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Shah takes 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute; 38th and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Liez is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Liez studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liez completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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.