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Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Dickson, TN
21 years experience male

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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain can be from numerous reasons, and it's very rare for someone your age for this to be heart related. Most carbs (sugars) cause heartburn in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Routine checkups: With mitral valve prolapse echocardiograms done every 2 to 3 years is recommended ...The complications of mitral valve prolapse could be , especially... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Sometimes it's norma: Not all heart murmurs are an evidence of pathology and they could represents a normal variance they are usually called functional murmurs. There are a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Very good : Men often times have low hdl... Ways to increase this is stopping smoking if you do smoke, exercise , maintaining low normal bodyweight and cutting ba... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Varies: Depending on what the other indicators in history and physical and presentation are this could be a nonspecific finding could also represents ongoing ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Unknown: To the best of my l knowledge i don't know that anyone knows the answer to this question.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Many things: This could because from such abnormalities as WPW syndrome but in the absence of other abnormalities could represent a normal variant.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Many : There are many many causes of this.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Range : A range is just that: a range. With mostly 2 standard deviations above and below mean. Some normal values will be higher and some will be lower. These... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Possibly normal response: This could be a normal response. However, it could be related to panic disorder. With panic disorder, what happens is an exaggerated response to ever... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Not necessarily : More detailed information is needed to exactly answer this question....It is not necessary that you have to take beta blockers although i could be ind... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Explain: What exactly do you mean by bad circulation. This could mean many different things. In general peripheral arterial disease is worse with high choleste... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Procedure : A tee is a procedure done under sedation where an ultrasound probe is inserted through the mouth into the esophagus and images are obtained of the hea... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
No: It is unlikely that thyroid imbalance is a part of this if your thyroid levels ( TSH and free T4 ) are normal. It would be reasonable to recheck these... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Not necessarily : The type of pain that happens at rest and gets better with exertion is different than pain that is worse with exertion. A detailed history and physica... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes , kind of: Strong emotional events such as loss of a loved one can cause what's called broken heart syndrome or taku tsubo which can present like a heart attack ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
More eval: An ekg is 6 seconds in time. You might need a stress test with nuclear imaging to assess for coronary disease. Good luck.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
More details: If BP is well controlled then that's good. Important is your cholesterol, weight, diet and exercise.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is the number one cause of death in the us.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
No: There's really no comparison between atherectomy for heart arteries versus arteries in the extremities. Although both are caused by plaque or hardenin... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Consult a physician: Because chest pain can be very atypical and present different ways and can present a variety of different illnesses that could potentially be serious ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon to see those readings of blood pressure at rest in a female. True low blood pressure i.e. Hypotension is always related to symptoms... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Signify?: Signify? It could signify a whole host of different ailments. These very from causes related to the heart to nerve related issues.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Varies: This can vary depending on the particular assay... There is a troponin t and troponin i ... Also this could vary and is calibrated for lab to lab.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Many benefits : Exercise, depending on its type, has many benefits to your body and mind. The type most beneficial to your heart is 30-40 minutes a day of moderate in... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Mold and dust are irritants that can cause shortness of breath and aggravate asthma.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Consult a doctor: This is concerning and requires medical attention. A fall could cause serious injury and harm. The cause for this could range from heart related, inte... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Cardiac output: Beta blockers reduce your cardiac output ; meaning the amount of blood your heart pumps out per unit of time . In addition, it decreases your heart ra... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Transplant center: Only certain centers perform this type of procedure... The best way to get about being evaluated for this is by seeing your physician who will refer y... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Pericardiocentesis: Draining fluid or blood from around the heart with the use of a needle.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the size of aneurysm ... Some can be treated medically however if it if it is large in size or unstable then either stenting or surgical... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Unlikely: Red yeast rice is equivalent to 5mg of lovastatin. It could cause muscle aches and liver damage, but you won't notice this after only two days. Consul... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Explain: What exactly do you mean by bad circulation. This could mean many different things. In general peripheral arterial disease is worse with high choleste... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Very long: State of the art procedures can cross lesions as long as 200mm ... That's 20cm and about 8 inches... Or even longer lesions.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Rebound tachycardia can happen when stopping beta blockade therapy. Consult with your healthcare provider prior to discontinue this.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Valsalva: Coughing can cause this. This could be related to the valsalva maneuver which is brought on by coughing .. There are different phases of the valsalva ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Swelling: Swelling in the intestinal wall. Some diuretics are better absorbed in this setting by mouth. If this fails then IV diuretics. Hope this helps.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
60-100: Normal hr is 60-100. It isn't unusual for some to have lower heart rates in the 50s if they are fit. Conversely , you can have higher rates into 100-1... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Three days: Roughly 3 days from starting therapy when you will see close to peak effect. Sometimes even as short as 24 to 48 hours though.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Depends: This depends on when the stent was put in ; many factors such as type if stent , bare metal or drug eluding, affect this. The major controversy is whe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Age related: Most common cause of mild thickening is age-related. This is from repeated flow of blood that directly impacts the valve tissue. This can be accelerat... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Endoscopy: If angiogram was normal, and the hybla pressure not because by the payment on comfort from the severe reflux. Upper G.I. Endoscopy would be indicated ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Varies: Angiography could be an invasive procedure or could be a ct angiography. Cardiac MRI is another test that is somewhat limited and has some advantages ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes... If your heart rate is fast enough to impair cardiac output. This is age dependent and also depends on other diseases. Tachycardia could be sinu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Some drugs, especially some chemotherapy medications, can cause heart failure. This is rare other than with chemotherapy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Unlikely : This would be unlikely , however disruptive technologies are always appearing. Atherectomy, as currently performed, is not done in veins due to high r... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Estimate: An estimate of LDL compared to the total cholesterol on a l us diet is approximately two thirds so yours would be in the range of 140. However your t... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Depending on what the rhythm is, there are different therapies ... This warrants consultation with a cardiologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Varies: It varies depending on the findings on echo. The treatment can vary from medications to a percutaneous procedure in the cath lab ...To open heart surg... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kasasbeh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kasasbeh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for you answer, this is an added med. delighted about B/S too.
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Thanks for your quick reply! There are so many questions I don't think of when in front of my Dr.
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Thanks for your quick reply! The stents are drug eluding and were placed in almost 4 years ago

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

East Tennessee State

Awards

Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Vanderbilt University Hospital
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