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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lin'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 attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). 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. These areas are among Dr. Jaswal's clinical interests: consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaswal takes. He is 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. David John Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street; Cardiology Division
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Callans is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Callans's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. 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: 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Frankel obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in 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. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Furukawa has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. 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: 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 practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. D'souza include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. D'souza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. D'souza completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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. His clinical interests include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Bermudez's 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: 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Liez's clinical interests include 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 works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Shah 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)

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

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santangeli include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5501 Old York Road, Willowcrest Building; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sumeet Mainigi is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pacemaker implantation. Dr. Mainigi is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mainigi's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker Implantation

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  • Uninsured Cost: $892
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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.