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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and ventricular tachycardia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Lin attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Lin is conversant in 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, 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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Callans takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Callans trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans's distinctions 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. 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. David S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among Dr. Frankel's clinical interests: ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel accepts. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Hebrew.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include tilt table test, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Harper's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harper takes. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chandhok include heart failure. Dr. Chandhok is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is closed to 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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Norristown, PA, Paoli, PA, and East Norriton, PA. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Movsowitz's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and nuclear scan. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to 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. 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)

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.