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We found 6 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Aetna Bronze near Radnor, PA.

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Dr. David Ying Ching Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, 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. David John Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, 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. David S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, 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. Glenn Robert Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 410
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Harper is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harper at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tilt table test, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Harper attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Harper has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $660
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Sheetal Chandhok, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 400
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Sheetal Chandhok is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. He is especially interested in heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Chandhok is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical Interests: Electrocardiogram, Consultative Cardiology, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $655
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Colin Milton Movsowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 301
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Colin Movsowitz is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Movsowitz include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and nuclear scan. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Movsowitz attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Movsowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Main Line Health.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Tilt ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $505

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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.