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Dr. Fuad Kiblawi

Pediatric Cardiology
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ
29 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
121 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes: Some cardiac defects may close by themselves. Also mild narrowing of valves like the pulmonary valve can sometimes resolve with age.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Few days: Peeling around fingers and toes is expected after kawasaki. Usually lasts for few days. Try moisturizers.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes: Pfo is hemodynamically insignificant. You should be fine. Good luck.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes: If you feel dizzy when you first get up from bed just sit on the bed for a couple of minutes.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Try: Try to find an exercise partner so you can motivate, encourage and even compete with each other.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
NO: Chd: congential heart disease or coronary heart disease, depending on specialty and context.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Could be: Hashimoto's can lead to hypothyroidism which can be a cause for pericarditis. Also there have been reports of hashimoto's and pericardial effusion (fl... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
See cardiologis: Certain clinical features r required for the diag. Of Marfan syndrome. Being thin, tall with long fingers, toes and extremities is not enough for the... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
All sports: You should be able to do any sport with no restrictions assuming your heart function is normal. With pericarditis, usually cardiac function is preserv... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
NO: A pfo is a small communication between the two upper chambers of the heart and usually it does not cause a murmur. Now if the hole is bigger it may be... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
No: Schizophrenia does not cause cardiomyopathy; however, some medications used to treat schizophrenia can have adverse cardiovascular effects and may cau... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Mitral regurgitation: Mr murmur is an early systolic, holosystolic, or also referred to as blowing systolic murmur best heard over the apex radiating to the left axilla. A... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Normal life : Assuming there is no severe valvular abnormality then you would expect normal life expectancy with proper care and secondary antibiotic prophylaxis. I... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
1 week: Usually a few days up to a week. Peeling of fingers and toes is expected after kawasaki disease and is usually self limiting.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Muscle bridge: Usually coronary arteries are on the surface of the heart but sometimes the coronary artery may tunnel into the heart muscle (myocardium), this is bri... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Depends on age: Symptoms depend on age and the size of the vsd. Small vsds usually are asymptomatic except for a murmur heard on exam. Moderate to large vsds usually ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes: I can't see why not assuming you take all the necessary precautions and always use sterile techniques and avoid any skin cuts and possible secondary ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
More info needed : More info is needed. Treatment depends on the cause, symptoms ...Etc. There is no one single treatment for all the issues you mentioned. Best to follo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Probably not Cardiac: Need more description of the chest pain, but, with all the above studies being normal, and considering your age, most probably your pain is of non-car... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Shouldn't : Dairy products do not cause palpitations.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Echo: Only way to know is by echocardiogram. Sometimes, especially in adults, an injection of agitated saline during the echo may be necessary. Also, if im... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
They don't but can: Usually angiogram of the aorta and carotid arteries is not part of the cath. Procedure for pfo closure. So it is not performed. But, technically, an a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes: Usually infants should double their birth weight by 5 months of age and triple it at 1 yr. Your baby weighing 6kg at 5 months is excellent.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes. : The heart starts beating by the 5th week of gestation and by 10 weeks there should be a heartbeat.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Partially true: Pericarditis can be very painful. Isolated pericarditis, without affecting the heart muscle (myocarditis or myopericarditis) is usually benign. So if... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Depending on size: Treatment of (ASD) is dependent on its size, whether there is significant flow across it, and the location within the atrial septum. If it's a signi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes. : Ebstein's anomaly can vary in severity. Very mild forms are most of the times inconsequential. Severe forms may cause illness in early infancy, and s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Nothing much: Unless you're taking certain meds that can slow the hr, nothing you can do to increase your resting hr.There are a few potential causes for sinus brad... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Not necessarily : Most referrals to a pediatric cardilogist are for a murmur, and many of those are benign. Also depends on how old your cousin is, and how his or her g... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Maternal diabetes: May be secondary to maternal (pre-gestational) diabetes that increases the risk of transposition of the great arteries, and with poorly controlled sug... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
No: Unfortunately there's nothing you can do. Continue regular follow up with your cardiologist. Based on the aortic valve morphology, current degree of s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Yes: Blood volume increases during pregnancy and a pregnant woman can develop a "flow"/innocent murmur assuming she has a structurally normal heart. If she... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Hard to tell: With limited information it is very hard to tell what's wrong. Are these symptoms associated w each other, do they occur at the same time, how freque... 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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