We found 4 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept HFN near Bloomingdale, IL.

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Aasita Nitin Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; #300
Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Aasita Patel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Patel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Aor ... (Read more)

Dr Pablo F Soto MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Pablo Soto is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soto include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. Dr. Soto's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Soto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr Jeffrey H Freihage MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Freihage is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Freihage attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Freihage's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Aor ... (Read more)

Parag M Doshi MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 3.73 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
812 E. Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Parag Doshi's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Doshi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Doshi's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Aor ... (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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