We found 12 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Gold Compass 0 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Lin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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). His clinical interests include consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ventricular tachycardia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Jaswal graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania 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. Benjamin A Dsouza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin D'souza is a cardiologist. 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 attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'souza accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, ... (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 a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Frankel's areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Frankel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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. David J 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. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Callans include cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Callans honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. 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. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furukawa include holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Furukawa has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2017. 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, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Fermin C Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Fermin Garcia is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Garcia has a special interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts. Dr. Garcia trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arkles practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Philadelphia, PA. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arkles include holistic medicine, heart block, and ventricular tachycardia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Holistic Medicine, Heart Problems, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Andres Bermudez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christian Bermudez is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Bermudez attended medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Bermudez 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. Pasquale Santangeli, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Santangeli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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)

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

Dr. Maully Shah's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Liez works as a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Liez include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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.

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