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We found 6 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Aetna Silver 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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Lin is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. His 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, 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 works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Callans's hospital/clinic 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). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. Dr. Frankel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Frankel speaks 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. Sheetal Chandhok, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 400
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Sheetal Chandhok is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chandhok is especially interested in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Chandhok is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $655
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Glenn Robert Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 410
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Harper is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Harper is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Harper trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Harper's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Afib Catheter Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $660
  • 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 an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Norristown, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Paoli, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Movsowitz's areas of clinical interest consist of ablation, electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable devices. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Movsowitz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Paoli Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Ablation, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Devices

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.