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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Lin attended New York Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He 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. He is conversant in 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, Sinus Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. David John Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Callans' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Callans attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans 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 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. David S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He speaks Hebrew. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankel include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Frankel completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts 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. Glenn Robert Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 410
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Harper's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: tilt table test, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Harper attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Harper has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Bryn Mawr, PA. In Dr. Chandhok's practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Chandhok is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Movsowitz's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and nuclear scan. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. His 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.