We found 11 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Gold Compass 0 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's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Callans is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among Dr. Callans's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaswal include 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 attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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 an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Clinical interests 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. His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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. 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) and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Frankel's clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Frankel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 is a cardiac surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Furukawa has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. 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: 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 works as a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'souza include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'souza takes. Dr. D'souza graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. D'souza 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 works as a cardiac surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Maully Shah's specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Shah performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Philadelphia Heart Institute; 38th and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Liez is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Liez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liez completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is 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)

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

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Santangeli is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

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