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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Cherry Hill, NJ
20 years experience male

Locations

Lourdes Cardiology Services

Cherry Hill, NJ

Address

1 Brace Rd, Suite C, Cherry Hill, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Friday: 11am - 2:00am
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Practice website

Fax

(856) 428-5748

Insurances accepted

Medicare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Aetna

Oxford Health Plans

AmeriHealth

About

Bio

Dr. Moussa graduated from Saint John's University (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1999, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical school from 2003-2006. He has completed Fellowships in both Cardiology (2007-2010) and Interventional Cardiology with Endovascular training (2010-2011) at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in New Jersey. Dr. Moussa is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, adult echocardiography, and nuclear Cardiology. He is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, and board eligible for the American Board of Vascular Medicine. He specializes in minimally invasive, non-surgical therapy for heart and peripheral vascular disease, including complex and high risk coronary interventions, chronic total occlusion of coronary and peripheral vessels, carotid stenting, percutaneous valve intervention, percutaneous closure of heart defects, and venous interventions.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

174 Answers
56 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Irregular fast: Instead of the top chambers (atria) of heart beating 70-80 times a minute, they fibrillate or quiver at 1000 (red) times a minute, not all impulses ar... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Arrhythmia : Sometimes skipped heart beats knows as premature ventricular or atrial contractions (pvc, pac) cause these symptoms, these are benign. There other ca... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Heart function: The heart is a pump made out of a holow muscle with four chambers, valves, and an electrical conduction system. The coronaries arteries provides nutri... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Hold valve: Think of valve as a parachute, chordae tendinae are the "ropes" that anchor the valve leaflets or cusps to the heart muscle. Heart muscle contraction ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Get her checked: These symptoms could be related to heart, vascular, blood pressure issues or a stroke, I recommend taking her to an urgent care center or an emergency... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
It depends: Hard question to answer, it depends on where the echo is done, is the lab certified, does the echo tech have good skills and is the physician board ce... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Unlikely: The symptoms of heart failure are difficulty breathing with exertion or shortness of breath at rest, leg swelling, inability to lie flat on back due t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Balanced is best: Carbohydrates are simple and complex, simple carbs are generally bad because they are calories rich without fiber or micro-nutrients, they cause a sud... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Seek help: Fast heart rate and feeling faint are signs of low blood pressure, please go see your doctor right away!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Get help: If you are having chest pain call 911 or go the er, do not assume that Gemfibrozil is causing your symptoms!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
1000 mg: For general cardiovascular health it is recommended that you take 1000 mg omega 3 fatty acids. If you buy over the counter fish oil, 1000 mg fish oil ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Few: Very few BP medications like Labetalol and methydopa are safe during pregnancy and if you decide to breastfeed later. Medication that should be avoid... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Genetics&environment: An overactive immune system can lead to a variety of disorders like asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema. Please see this website for more info. ht... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Both can: But your systolic blood pressure can vary more based on your activity, stress, and the volume of fluid in your vessels.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
A few precautions: Please visit the following website for a complete list http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator/my00336/dsection=result... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Regulation : Albumin is protein the blood and is very important in controlling fluid shifts in the body. It helps maintain fluid within the vessel and prevents it ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Likely a musculoskeletal cause could be a iniched nerve from a herniated disk in the neck. This will not show on x-rays.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
High glucose low K+: When eat a high carb diet your serum glucose rises, this in turn has to enter your cells to get used a fuel, as each molecule of glucose enters the mu... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
It can not classic: Nausea and tachycardia are not classic symptoms for a cardiomyopathy by themselves, usually patient with cardiomyopathy have shortness of breath, fati... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Normal?: If your are not taking warfarin, the normal values for men and women is between 0.8-1.2, if you are on warfarin, you level depends on the indication, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
It depends: It all depends on the sodium content, you should aim for a 2000 mg sodium diet, you can can that just by eating regular unsalted foods. Look at the so... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Heart function: The heart is a pump made out of a hollow muscle with four chambers, valves, and an electrical conduction system. The coronaries arteries provides nutr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
It may: Based on studies pleurotomy seems to increase rates of atelectasis (lung colapse) and pleural effusions (fluid around the lungs), although no impact ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
It is an agonist: Dobutamine is a b1 receptor agonist, b1 receptors are located throughout the body. It stimulates viscous, amylase-filled secretions from salivary glan... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Pumping blood: The heart is a pump, there are 2 chamber (atria) on the top and 2 on the bottom (ventricles), the atria and ventricles are separated by valves, in ord... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Papillary muscle: The papillary muscles attach to the cusps of the atrioventricular valves (a.K.A. The mitral and tricuspid valves) via the chordae tendinae and contrac... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
In the heart: The heart is a pump made up of four chamber, the mitral valve is made up of two cusps and is located between the top left chamber (left atrium) and bo... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Complicated: The cardiac cushions in the atrioventricular (av) canal contain cells that are the primordia of the cardiac valves. The atrioventricular valves are at... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Conduction system: The general rule with the heart is whomever is beating fastest takes over the pacing function. The main pacemaker is the sa node sinoatrial which beat... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
RBC breakdown: Ldh enzyme (subtype 4h) is very abundant in red blood cells and heart muscle. In vit B12 deficiency there is high destruction of red cells in the bone... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
No: Acetylcholine neurotransmission has an inhibitory effect on the heart, which lowers heart rate thereby decreasing cardiac output.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
No: Both lead to your throat and to the lungs. The nostrils heat up and filter the air we breath, the lungs hate it when the air is cold and full of dust.
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Ranexa (ranolazine): The latest fda approved for angina and to improve blood flow in the heart arteries in patient who are already on beta blockers and nitrates and still ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Get help: You did not provide enough information, do you have a diagnosis of panic attacks? If you are having persistent chest pain you should call 911 or have ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Get an evaluation: Many conditions can cause the symptoms you are describing, you should a through history and physical exam done. Anxiety, panic attacks, acid reflux, e... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes!: Please get help right away! you symptoms suggest that you may be in renal failure.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Different things: Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Starch is a sugar (carbohydrate... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
By doppler: Doppler ultrasound is another way we assess the flow of blood across the valve, usually even if the valve is not well visualized, the reader will comm... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Not really: If you are otherwise asymptomatic, palpitations are expected every now and then with pots.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Get a physical : A lump in the armpit can be a swollen lymph node, you should have a physical to make sure nothing serious going on especially that it is growing.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes : Yes it is common knowledge a diastolic murmur is always abnormal.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Most likely: A small lump post cath in the absence of pain, swelling, redness, or drainage not uncommon and represent scar tissue formation. These are usually the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes and no: The murmur of pulmonary stenosis is diffierent from an innocent murmur but other heart conditions cause split s2 (racepinephrine). The murmur has a cr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Check INR: Coumadin (warfarin) has to be monitored with frequent inr tests, if you have a red eye (? Blood under conjunctiva) you should let the doctor monitorin... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Talk to your doctor, other options, depending on why your doctor picked that specific medication, include verapamil, methyldopa, nifidipine, and meto... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: If you are otherwise healthy (no diabetes, strong family history of heart disease..) you should modify your diet to bring your LDL down. Your goal LDL... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lini... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
See a doctor: Drink plenty of fluids you maybe dehydrated. Check your pulse, depending on your heart rate, other conditions can cause low blood pressure, best to se... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes and no: I have seen several patients with broken heart syndrome, almost all of the patients made a remarkable recovery, no one died, the long term prognosis i... Read More
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Jul 20, 2013
A welcome addition to Heathtap who brings a wealth of knowledge
Aug 2, 2013
great answers! very helpful! Thank you!
Jul 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind words
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've been worried sick about my mother who has broken heart syndrome.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for your quick response. I will get it checked out.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr,my glucose level is 84 mg I will follow your instructions

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Golden Key Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society
Fellow of the year award, Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Best Graduate/Dean's list, Saint John's University

Affiliations

American college of cardiology. FACC
AMERICAN COLLEGE CARDIOLOGY
Society Of Cardiovascular Angiography And Intervention
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