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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 specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. His clinical interests include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Lin 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. Dr. Lin speaks 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, 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart palpitations, and bradycardia (very slow heart rate). Dr. Bullinga is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. 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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Jaswal attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Jaswal's areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. David John Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street; Cardiology Division
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Callans practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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. 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: 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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Garcia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. Dr. Garcia'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: 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 cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Kutalek speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. Dr. Kutalek is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kutalek trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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. His practice is open to 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 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). Dr. Frankel's clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel takes. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he 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 an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Andriulli performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received the following distinction: 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leng is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leng completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Leng's areas of expertise 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. 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 works as an adult cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luebbert include consultative cardiology, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luebbert accepts. Dr. Luebbert attended medical school 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 works as a heart surgeon. Dr. Furukawa's areas of expertise include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Furukawa attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. D'souza's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation, dizziness, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Schaller performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He honors 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 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). Dr. Bermudez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Bermudez'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: 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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, 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. Dr. Shah accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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)

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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.