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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Lin's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Callans is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among Dr. Callans's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Frankel's clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Frankel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 301
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Colin Movsowitz is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Norristown, PA, Paoli, PA, and East Norriton, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and nuclear scan. Dr. Movsowitz's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Movsowitz graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His professional 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)

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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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