Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Barcelona . spain
30 years experience female

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Dra.Rajaa Kaddaha

Barcelona . spain

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Barcelona . spain
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About

Bio

I am American Board certified cardiologist and arrhythmia specialist. Currently in Barcelona, Spain with special interest in international medical relationships.

Specialties
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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Rapid HR override PM: 54 years old with biventricular pacemaker for heart failure and episodes of Atrial fibrillation. Biventricular pacemaker tries to take over your heart... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
EKG - ST - Changes: 60 years old female with slightly flat ST -T waves on EKG : The EKG is not a very sensitive tool to diagnose heart disease especially in females. EKG... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, sudden cardiac death can happen among healthy, active people. Certain conditions may cause it like anomaly in coronary artery or other genetic a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Long list: Sudden cardiac death had several causes: Coronary disease or heart attack may cause sudden cardiac death, but also sudden death can occur in patients ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Rapid heart beat?: if your seizures occur at the same time of your strong heart beat then there is a (possible) correlation. Ask your doctor to prescribe an event monit... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Computer EKG reading: EKG computer reading is not accurate. Let your cardiologist interpret your EKG. The EKG reading significance also depends on the history of the pat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Heart rhythm : Electrophysiology test is exam to test the electrical system of the heart. It is invasive test where catheters are advanced through the veins into th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Ignore: Majority of abnormal heart rhythms can be cured with ablation procedure.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Flecanide monitoring: Maybe your doctor is evaluating your echo to rule out cardiomyopathy, a condition of weak heart that makes the use of Flecanide less favorable. Simple... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Depends on AF??: Ask your doctor what kind of atrial fibrillation you have. If dealing with paroxysmal atrial fib. and your doctor recommended pacemaker then dual cham... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
No need to titrate: It is OK to abruptly stop Verapamil and substitute it with another anti hypertension medicine. There is no need to titrate Verapamil down. Unlike othe... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
KCL powder: KCL powder dissolved in more than 4 OZ of water or juice usually have rapid onset of action, and it is recommended to be taken after a meal. K supplem... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
No: 28 years old with SVT. Fish oil on the latest published clinical trials on some kind of SVT called atrial fibrillation showed no efficacy in reducing ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Heart rhythm : Electrophysiology test is exam to test the electrical system of the heart. It is invasive test where catheters are advanced through the veins into th... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Echocardiography : Echo is ultrasound to visualize the heart valves and structure and further analyze the cause of murmur. EKG is does not visualize the heart but only a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Yes: ICD is a device and can be felt by touching the chest over the device
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Heart Rate: Heart rates can range from 40-45 beats per minutes in healthy athlete at rest up to 120- 140 beats per minute in young person with exercise. heart rat... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Event monitor : Skipped beats can come from the top chamber called atrial or the bottom chamber of the heart called ventricular. Ask your doctor for event monitor tha... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Medical clearance: 34 year old man with normal stress test and normal echo a year ago is at low risk of heart attack.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Yes in some cases: Some cardiac enlargement( Cardiomyopathy) is reversible. There are several forms of cardiomyopathy and reversibility depends on the cause and the sev... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
It depends : 43 years old with intermittent ( comes and goes ) arrhythmia. Some arrhythmia from the bottom chamber of the heart can be serious even if intermittent... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Ignore: Try Vagal maneuver. Cough or hold breath and strain.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Need vent monitor: Ask your doctor to give you an event monitor ( not Holter), which can detect and correlate your symptoms with any detected arrhythmia.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Not a heart attack : 21 years old female with inappropriate sinus tachycardia and elbow and shoulder pain is very unlikely to be a heart attack.
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A female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Near syncope: The most common cause of your symptoms could be a condition called vasovagal syndrome, which is common among healthy individuals who are dehydrated, b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Event monitor: Ask your doctor to prescribe an event recorder which is a monitor that records your heart rhythm and beats at the time these events occur, he may advi... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Had no effects on QT: Flecanide does not affect the QT interval, but does affect the PR and QRS intervals I believe your concern is QRS prolongation on Flecanide One test I... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Event monitor : Palpitations in soccer player or athletes can be benign or very serious. Ask your doctor for event monitor that you can carry for long time almost a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Atenolol/Toprol XL: Atenolol had faster onset of action than Toprol (metoprolol) XL and also eliminated faster than Toprol (metoprolol) XL from our body. Toprol (metoprol... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Cardiac or lung: 26 year old man with shortness of breath could be anything from anxiety to pulmonary or even cardiac condition. It is important to be seen by your doc... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Maybe : Bisoprosal is a beta blocker and the goal of its use is to reduce Heart rate but also in certain AF cases that are caused by high adrenaline it may al... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Ignore: Call your arrhythmia specialist as some SVT can be cured.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor if dealing with Atrial Fib or Flutter and if at risk of forming hesrt clot.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Abnormal heart rhyth: Arrhythmia is when the heart beats too fast or too slow and when the normal pattern of the heart beats is disturbed. It is a general term that include... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 30 years experience
Yes: Fainting had many causes, some could be related to arrhythmia ( fast or slow heart beats) or could be due to low blood pressure or other neurologic ca... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kaddaha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kaddaha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Your reply was complete and thoughtful. I really appreciate your time on this. It adds to my own education.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I will discuss tmrw with my doc. !
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Thank you. I'm not sure what I meant. I read it in the leaflet.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American univ of beirut
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

St.Lukes- Roosevelt
Completed 1997

Awards

advanced heart failure physician champion of St. Joseph Hospital
Top Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Second Place, National - Fall
2014
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

Heart Rhythm Society
AMERICAN COLLEGE CARDIOLOGY
European Society Of Cardiology
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