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We found 12 providers matching 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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)

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

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Santangeli is a graduate of the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Santangeli accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

Dr. Sumeet Kumar Mainigi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5501 Old York Road, Willowcrest Building; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sumeet Mainigi works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Mainigi's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mainigi attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Mainigi is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Clinical Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable ... (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.