We found 12 providers with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Gold Compass 0 near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. David Ying Ching Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3300 Civic Center Boulevard; 2 East Perelman Center
Phila, PA
 

Dr. David Lin's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. His 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaswal 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 accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Jaswal trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He 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. Benjamin A Dsouza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin D'souza's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'souza include electrophysiological (EP) study, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. He graduated from 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 a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Callans accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Callans include: 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 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
3400 Spruce Street; 9 Founders Pavillion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among Dr. Frankel's clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frankel attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. 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. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa specializes in cardiac surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Furukawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2017. Dr. Furukawa's professional 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)

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. These areas are among Dr. Garcia's clinical interests: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia's distinctions include: 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Arkles' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart block. Dr. Arkles accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Arkles attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Arkles's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Christian Bermudez specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bermudez accepts. After attending the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. 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's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Santangeli include electrophysiological (EP) study, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Santangeli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. 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's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Shah is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Liez include electrophysiological (EP) study, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liez takes. Dr. Liez attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liez is professionally 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, 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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