We found 5 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Humana POS near Oak Park, IL.

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Dr. Pablo F Soto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Pablo Soto's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Soto attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Soto include holter monitoring, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and blood pressure problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Freihage's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and carotid artery disease. He takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Freihage attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Freihage's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Doshi include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Doshi (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
6920 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Evyan Jawad is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). She trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Jawad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jawad (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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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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