Dr. Fuad Kiblawi

Pediatric Cardiology
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ
30 years experience male

Locations

Pediatric Cardiology Associates

Elmwood Park, NJ

Address

Elmwood Park, NJ
Directions

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

Paterson, NJ

About

Specialties
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Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
121 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Extra beats. : Could be normal change in heart rate with change in position when lying in bed, but if its persistent and you feel it on other occasions, it could be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Keep saying them: Keep saying the words, or you and your spouse call each other baba and mama in front if her. I wonder if she calls you by your first name. That's fine... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Metoprolol is a beta blocker which is one of the medications used to treat or decrease the occurrence of svt. It is not the only treatment however an... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
She will be OK. : Your daughter's prognosis depends on the size, type and location of the vsd. If it is large or (hemodynamically significant) then she should have (or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: If you recall having some sort of trauma to that area and or there is localized tenderness over the painful area then you can probably wait. If no ten... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
That's good: It's great that the vegetation was removed and she has negative cultures. Does she have congenital heart disease or any central lines reaching the hea... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Pulmonary Congestion: With advancing age and decreased left ventricular compliance, there is an increase in left to right shunt across the defect with increase in pulmonary... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: If you feel dizzy when you first get up from bed just sit on the bed for a couple of minutes.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
U can't. : You can't know for sure, but if you're not feeling well, chills, shaking and fast heart rate, then you may have fever. Also if another person feels y... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely that any ischemia or heart pain would just present with foot pain. She still needs regular follow-up with her peds cardiologist after alcapa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Shouldn't be dangerous. Much safer than not wearing it in case of accident. Now if case you have absent chest wall segment or some sort of weakness... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Unknown. Probabl not: To my knowledge there are no studies of long term marijuana consumption on the cardiac structures. If you have repaired tof then the effect should not... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
See ur doc. : Don't worry. Just see your pediatrician or your pediatric cardiologist who follows you after the ASD repair and they will check you for other features... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Varies: With new meds available and improved quality of care, patients with eisenmenger can live into third and fourth decade, but there are many variables. T... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Most likely: It is not unusual, when the body is cold such as in a pool, for the lips, hands and feet to turn purple. However, if concerned, make sure to check wit... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Some cardiac defects may close by themselves. Also mild narrowing of valves like the pulmonary valve can sometimes resolve with age.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: There are many causes of pericardial effusion and diuretics are not the usual treatment. Check with your doctor as to the reason for the pericardial e... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Pfo is hemodynamically insignificant. You should be fine. Good luck.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Few days: Peeling around fingers and toes is expected after kawasaki. Usually lasts for few days. Try moisturizers.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: It is not dangerous. If you have a normal echocardiogram and no other abnormalities on your ekg then you don't need to worry. It can be a normal varia... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
They do well: Babies born with transposition of the great arteries generally require surgery (arterial switch operation) within the first few days of life and the o... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Not necessarily : Depends on the type and severity of the cardiomyopathy. If its dilated cardiomyopathy (big heart and poor function) there will be a murmur if there'... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
May be normal: It is normal for hr to slow down during sleep. Also normal for hr to varry between inspiration (faster hr) and expiration (slower hr), this is called... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Maybe innocent : Pfo does not cause a murmur. Pfo has been associated with cva. You may have other valvular abnormalities such as bicuspid aortic valve with aortic ste... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Vasodilator,diuretic: With mild tof, your baby should be able to tolerate most meds that may be needed for an otherwise healthy infant. Theoretically strong vasodilators a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: There shouldn't be any problems. If they accessed the veins in the groin area (femoral), just be careful not to bend your legs excessively for ~48 hrs... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: If the baby is not sick there is no reason to give a 2 mo old anythjng other than breast milk or formula.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally seriou... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: But make sure to do it under your cardiologist's guidance.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
3D : Level 2 ultrasound is the full anatomy scan of your fetus. To get the best picture you would ask for 3d us. Not too beneficial for diagnostic purposes... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Lower HR and BP: It is a beta blocker and it lowers the heart rate and reduces blood pressure.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Anemia, hyperthyroid: Assuming you have normal heart function and structurally normal heart, then persistent tachycardia at rest (not related to exercise) can be caused by... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Ideally 4-6 m: Ideally repair is carried out at 4-6 months of age. However, some babies may be very symptomatic requiring repair earlier. Many surgeons may prefer t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Very unlikely: Mild mitral stenosis would not usually manifest on ekg, but if it was more significant and longstanding, the wave that would be abnormal is the p wave... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Very complex: Answer to your question will require many pages. There are many causes for cyanotic heart disease and treatment varies depending on cause, age, and co... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Heart is bigger: Means that one or more of the heart chambers are dilated (enlarged). Usually from volume overload secondary to a shunt (communication or hole between ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Well, saying you have a heart murmur doesn't mean anything and does not tell us your diagnosis. . A murmur is just a sound, but what is causing it is... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
PDA : It would only do that if the coarctation was severe and there was a patent ductus arteriosus (pda) which is a connecting artery between the aorta and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: Depends on the size of the ductus and whether it is deemed hemodynamically significant per the cardiologist and neonatologist not all ductuses need ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Usually fetuses tolerate the transposition hemodynamics very well in utero and after birth they will be cyanotic (blue). However, it is thought that ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Mist common : Bicuspid aortic valve is thought to be present in 2% of the population. Other forms of chd are present in 0.8% of live births, most common are ventr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No. : The soft marker, an echogenic focus or bright spot on echo, is a weak and nonspecific marker for down syndrome, and with young maternal age (<35yrs... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Extra beats: Most probably she has extra beats, may be referred to as premature beats. Not uncommon, especially in female teens during puberty years. If structural... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
See Ped cardiologist: Bicuspid aortic valve is probably a coincidental finding in this case as it doesn't cause fast heart rate. However the valve can become stenotic (obst... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Nearly 20% of the population have a pfo, and very few of them have a stroke. And pfo by itself does not cause a stroke. If a clot is formed, it is th... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
No: They should not affect normal development however make sure the infant is followed closely by a pediatric cardiologist. I'm assuming they were caused... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Try: Try not to be late to work, and preferably a couple of minutes early. You will avoid unnecessary stress.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Not usually: A heart murmur is just a sound in the heart, can be caused by many things, but also can be an innocent murmur (meaning that the heart is normal and th... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes. : The heart starts beating by the 5th week of gestation and by 10 weeks there should be a heartbeat.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 30 years experience
Relatively often: Estimated 1 in 500 people have hcm. If you suspect having it based on symptoms or strong family history, then see a cardiologist and have the echocard... Read More
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Mar 10, 2013
Knowledgeable caring and dedicated professional. One of the best in his field. I highly recommend this doctor.
Apr 2, 2013
Great responses!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kiblawi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Hello yes she has a pic line in place for the next 4 weeks. She is being treated for Endocarditis but bloods are neg so far.
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My baby age is 1year and 5 months, what is the symptoms? Thank you...
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Thanks for your quick reply! It was infected which is why I asked.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

Yale primary care program at St. Mary's hospital

Awards

Patient's Choice Award
compassionate Doctor Recognition
Best in Clinical Research Award

Affiliations

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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