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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa

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

Locations

Lourdes Cardiology Services

Cherry Hill, NJ

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00am
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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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Get help: If you are considering that please do not it and get help. Aside from being very painful, it can cause a lot of damage to the point will not be able t... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Non-cardiac pain: There are many conditions that can cause your symptoms that are not related to your heart, some of these include a pinched nerve in your neck, muscula... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: Beta blockers,especially the older ones, such as atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL) , can cause weight gain as a side effect. ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
It varies: Blood pressure goals vary from one patient to the other depending whether they have heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, etc. recent recommendatio... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Low blood pressure: Normal blood pressure ranges between 90-135 systolic or the top number over 60-80 diastolic or lower number. Hypotension is a low blood pressure or nu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Cholesterol build up: Arteriosclerosis is the process by which the artery wall hardens because of inflammation and cholesterol build up. The most common cause is high chole... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
AV closure: When the heart pumps the blood out the left ventricle the aortic valve opens to let the blood out of the heart and to the aorta and rest of the body, ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Range from 80-120: Normal heart rates for preschooler - 100 beats/min (can range from 80 to 120 beats/min) if the child goes into an svt a fast arrhythmia then the hear... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Left side of 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: The heart is a pump, it is made up of four chambers, there 4 valves in the heart. For the heart to pump effectively, the valves open to allow the bloo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Many : The pericardium isolates the heart from surrounding organs, prevents the heart from over expanding when blood volume increases, limits heart motion, a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Cardiologist office: These are usually done at a cardiologist office. Here is a list i got doing an internet search for eecp in your county> please cut and paste the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Salt: Salt and increased fluid intake are recommended to healthy patient with normal heart function and no evidence of hormonal imbalance to help with low b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Why: Please provide more information, normal diastolic pressures are between 60-80, diastolic BP is low in certain heart and medical conditions, are you ha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
It depends but low: The major risk is an abnormal cardiac rhythm immediately after the cardioversion, usually medication and additional shocks are given to correct the s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: One of the complications of mono is myocarditis or inflamation of the heart muscle, please talk to your doctor and get checked out
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
High blood pressure: It depends on the location if the valve in the heart but high blood pressure and excess volume in general causes the valves to leak more.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: In certain situations when the heart muscule is weak or the patient is too frail to withstand open heart surgery for severe aortic stenosis, valvulopl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Very complex: Not completely understood but the there are high pressure sensor baroreceptors in the carotid arteries in the neck and the aorta that send signals to ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Hard to say: This could be secondary to being aware of heart beating because it is quiet or due to extra heart beats which are for the most part benign. Other caus... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: Without further details it is hard to say but please get check out.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: Absolutely do not ignore this and get checked out right away!
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Pumping blood: The heart is a pump, it is made up of four chambers. The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart between the left atrium (left top chamb... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
On its own: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (abpm) measures blood pressure at regular intervals. Blood pressure gets measured as you move around, living you... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: A complete echo should include rv wall thickness, right sided abnormalities however are frequently missed on 2d-echocardiogram unless you are looking ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Rarely: Shy-drager syndrome is a rare disorder causes progressive damage to the autonomic nervous system which controls involuntary functions such as blood pr... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
More testing needed: Your dr. Will check a hgba1c to see your sugar levels over the past 3 months. Diet, exercise and weight loss are a must since Insulin resistance is di... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: It is also good to have a cardiologist who is board certified in echocardiography read your echo.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Same: Both refer to chest pain caused by blocked heart arteries/ coroanary artery disease.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: Check with your doctor anyone of these medications or the combination can be causing your symptoms. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
If u are symptomatic: Sometimes atrial fibrillation is caused by blood clots going to the lung, this can happen despite the presence of an ivc filter and especially if your... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: These medication prevent recurrences patient with broken heart syndrome tend to relapse when they stop taking their medications.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Some evidence : There has been studies to show that consumption of a single artificially sweetened beverage a day can increase your risk of diabetes by 40% the same s... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
More hydration +: 20-30 mmhg at least knee high compression stockings, increase salt and water intake, avoiding hot weather, caffeine, alcohol and dehydration as these ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Check with Dr.: The answer depends on the size and location of the blood clot and the chances of it breaking off and traveling to the lung. Swimming and walking are s... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
With extreme caution: Check with your doctor before stopping any medication. Carboplatin can lower your platelets (blood elements responsible for clotting), Plavix inhibits... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Get checked out: If you are not feeling well you should see your doctor, based on your symptoms you should also see a cardiologist asap, make sure you drink plenty of ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Negatively : Excess salt causes your blood pressure to go up, this puts more strain on your heart. Your body will retain extra water to help wash the salt out. Th... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Lifestyle and meds: Pots can vary ion severity from one patient to the other. Treatment at times require more than medication to control symptoms. Keeping well hydrated a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
See a specialist: I suggest you see a lipid specialist and a nutritionist since your son is only one year old.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Check BP: It maybe normal since your heart pumps harder after exercise and you may feel them if you just started exercising. This be also indicate that your blo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
No such thing: There are no innocent diastolic murmurs, the degree of pathology may however differ, for example mild versus severe aortic valve regurgitation. There ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Vascular evaluation: The most likely cause is peripheral arterial disease or blocked arteries in his leg, when the blood pressure falls not enough blood goes to the leg, e... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Many : There are many reasons why you could be having these symptoms, for sure you need to be evaluated, cardiac arrhythmia, thyroid problems, diabetes, anxi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: If you have persistent chest pain and tachycardia despite taking your anti anxiety medicine you should seek help.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Irritation: If your pain is related to food intake then your chest pain most likely related to a gastrointestinal cause like ulceration or irritation of the food ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes: Citalopram an ssri can be extremely effective in re-regulating the autonomic nervous system and raising blood pressure. Some studies indicate that ser... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
It should not: Keeping well hydrated is very important during pregnancy, mild ankle swelling at the end of the day can normal in the third trimester as the uterus gr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Yes it can: Because you are binge drinking, excessive alcohol causes dehydration and is poisonous to your body. It is bad all around, please stop doing it. Drink ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Get help!: Please see your doctor, your symptoms can be caused by infections (viral or bacterial), dehydration, among other serious conditions.

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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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