We found 17 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Jeffrey J Luebbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Luebbert's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luebbert include consultative cardiology, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Luebbert is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Consultative ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,620
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $505
Dr. David Ying Ching Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3300 Civic Center Boulevard; 2 East Perelman Center
Phila, PA
 

Dr. David Lin's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin's professional 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, Sinus Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suman S Jaswal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 Walnut Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suman Jaswal specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include consultative cardiology, electrophysiological (EP) study, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaswal takes. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Jaswal is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Aortic Stenosis, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. John A Andriulli, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1 Cooper Plaza; 3 Dorrance
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. John Andriulli is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. He attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Andriulli has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cooper University Physicians.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,297
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463
Dr. Fermin C Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Fermin Garcia works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Garcia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin A Dsouza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin D'souza is an adult cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. D'souza include electrophysiological (EP) study, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'souza takes. Dr. D'souza is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. D'souza completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Problems, Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street; Cardiology Division
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Callans is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Callans attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Callans include cardiac risk reduction, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Callans has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is 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
3400 Spruce Street; 9 Founders Pavillion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Frankel is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Frankel 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. Robert D Schaller, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3400 Spruce Street; 9 Gates
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Schaller is a specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaller include electrophysiological (EP) study, syncope (fainting), and heart palpitations. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaller obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Electrocardiogram, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Furukawa attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Furukawa has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2017. His 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: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arkles is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart block. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Arkles attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Arkles is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Holistic Medicine, Heart Problems, Laser ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
51 North 39th Street; 4 Phi
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leng works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include ablation, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Leng is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Leng performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Tilt Table Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Andres Bermudez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christian Bermudez is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Bermudez's clinical interests: heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Bermudez attended medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is 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: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pasquale Santangeli is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Santangeli is a graduate of the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santangeli include electrophysiological (EP) study, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santangeli accepts. Dr. Santangeli is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maully J Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maully Shah practices pediatric cardiology in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ablation, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Pacemaker, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Lead ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Liez's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: electrophysiological (EP) study, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Liez is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Cardiac ... (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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