Dr. Freddy M. Abi-Samra, MD

Dr. Freddy M. Abi-Samra, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology | Male | 61 years old

Dr. Abi-Samra has been on staff at Ochsner since 1986 where he directs the electrophysiology...Read more

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Dr. Abi-Samra has been on staff at Ochsner since 1986 where he directs the electrophysiology and pacing services. He is...   Read More

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  • Cardiovascular Diseasenull
  • Internal Medicinenull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      Specialties

      • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiology

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      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Internal Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Chest Pain
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Ebstein's Anomaly
      • Endocarditis
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Murmur
      • Heart Palpitations
      • Heart Tumors, Benign
      • Hyperlipidemia
      • Hypertension
      • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart Disease
      • Hypotension
      • Limb Swelling
      • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
      • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
      • Marfan Syndrome
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Edema
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Septal Defect
      • Syncope
      • Thrombosis
      • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Imaging
      • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
      • Cardiovascular Stress Test
      • Cardioversion, Elective
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Electrophysiological Study
      • Heart Surgery
      • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Thoracentesis
      • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine

        Graduated in 1979

      • Internship Hospital
        American University Of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon

        Completed in 1981

      • Residency Hospital
        American University Of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon

        Completed in 1981

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cleveland Clinic Foundation

        Completed in 1986

      • Undergraduate School
        American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

        Graduated in 1975

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Arabic
      • French
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
      • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Abi-Samra's Care Philosophy

      Dr. Abi-Samra has been on staff at Ochsner since 1986 where he directs the electrophysiology and pacing services. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and specializes in syncope implantable defibrillators, radiofrequency ablation, permanent pacemaker implantation, sudden death atrial fibrillation/flutter, and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. Abi-Samra earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut Medical School where he also completed his internship and residency. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Metropolitan General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio followed by a research fellowship in hypertension and a clinical fellowship in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Abi-Samra is fluent in French and Arabic.