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Dr. Hamid Hai

Cardiology
Albuquerque, NM
56 years experience male

Locations

Dr Hamid A Hai

Albuquerque, NM

Address

6200 Montano Plaza Drive NW, Suite 516, Albuquerque, NM
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr Hamid Harry Hai was trained in Cardiology at Harvard University, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He served on the faculty of Northwestern University for 25 years. Presently he is practicing at St Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Mississippi, New Mexico, Wyoming

Languages spoken

Hindi, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
1 Agree
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Below 140/90: BP below 140/90 is considered normal in most people, but in people who have diabetes, it should be below 135/85. We are talking about relaxed and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Needs more BP medica: High blood pressure (hypertension) is very common. In most cases there is no specific cause. Such cases are called "essential hypertension". Very ofte... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Cold hands and feet: Most often these occur because of over-reactivity of the blood vessels in your hands and feet. Much less often, it is seen in people with serious bloc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Obesity & heart size: No. The heart size generally does not increase from obesity itself, unless there is also hypertension or cogestive heart failure. In obese people, the... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Bloating and cramps: These symptoms are usually due to minor bowel irritation, indigestion, gas, constipation, etc. Abdominal cramps are not a usual symptom of early pregn... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Elevated cholesterol: No. Elevated cholesterol does not produce any symptoms until there is a heart attack, angina, or stroke. The only way to know is to check the blood te... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Biopsy outcome: Biopsy means to take a tiny part of the affected organ and examine it under the microscope and in other ways for diagnostic purposes. Biopsy findings ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Effect of age on Sur: Yes, in many cases age plays an important part in the need or desirability of surgery as well as the outcome of any surgery. For instance, a positive ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Acivities in disease: Normal activities advice depends on the nature and severity of the patient's heart disease. Generally, normal activities are desirable as tolerated.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Diet in Cardiomyopat: There is no specific dietary advice for cardiomyopathy. Since cardiomyopathy is due to multiple causes, the dietary advice will depend on the cause. T... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Mitral regurgitation: No, a trace of mitral regurgitation is normal. If such a person is short of breath, there are usually other causes. Significant heart or lung problems... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Aspirin Overdose ?: This amount of Aspirin (total of 1300mg over 2 to 3 hours) will not cause any adverse effect in most cases. There is a small possibility that there ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Ischemia: No. Lateral wall ischemia means that the left part of the left ventricle is not getting enough blood. Unless otherwise specified, it suggests that the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
No: There is no known relationship between having an aneurysm in a colon artery and kidney stones.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Bloated stomach: The abdomen gets enlarged if there is too much gas or fluid in the stomach or bowels. This is usually due to constipation or just gas. Simethicone is ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
That's possible: Yes it may be a pulled muscle or the way you are sleeping. Other causes may be pleurisy, pneumonia, or other musculoskeletal problem. Generally aspir... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
AV dissociation: Atrioventricular dissociation can occur with or without heart block. For example, during ventricular tachycardia, the ventricular impulses are usually... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Cold hands and Nose: This is a very common symptom. It does not necessarily mean that there is blockage in the arteries of your limbs. It actually depends on the reactivit... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Heart rate at 63: Any heart rate is generally normal unless it causes you symptoms. The usual heart rate in a 63 year old woman may be between 50 and 80 beats per minut... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Heart enlargement: Heart enlargement itself usually does not cause symptoms, but it is usually a prelude to congestive heart failure, which results in the symptoms of sh... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Arterial blockage: There are many types of cardiovascular disease. In addition to blockages in the coronary and peripheral arteries, there can be narrowing or leakage (... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Skipped Heart Beats: What is referred to as a "skipped heart beat" is due to a premature beat of the heart. This is a harmless condition and most people do not even notice... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Nothing serious: The findings you describe in your ECG are both nonspecific. Such findings do not mean that there is anything wrong with your heart. "Nonspecific T wav... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Not a problem: Nonspecific T wave changes are common and often seen in normal people. They are not a sign of pulmonary embolism or anything else. Many normal people ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Pain in left ribs: Unless you have known heart disease, this is usually not a matter for concern. Rib pain is commonly due to an inflamed rib, medically called costo-cho... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Pain behind ear: That bone is called the mastoid process, and inflammation there is usually due to mastoiditis. This is usually a complication of middle ear infection ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Changing INR : It is relatively common for inr to change even though a person keeps taking the same dose of Coumadin (warfarin) and is careful with diet, taking the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Pain under left ribs: Your pain seems to be upper abdominal. Since it is associated with nausea and lump in throat, this suggests gastritis and gastro-esophageal reflux. T... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
PVCs are common: PVCs (Premature Ventricular Complexes) are common. Many normal people have a few PVCs. In some people they become more frequent. If there is no eviden... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Harmless: Most normal people have some PVCs or SVEs. These are premature beats coming from the lower or upper chambers of the heart respectively. They are not i... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Both are fine: The quality of an EchoCG, like all other tests, depends on the quality of the people performing and interpreting it. Both Cardiologist's office and im... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Abnormal lipid blood: It would appear that the amount of lipids (cholesterol and related fats) are too high in his blood. After some years he will be more likely than other... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Heart enlargement: Heart enlargement itself usually does not cause symptoms, but it is usually a prelude to congestive heart failure, which results in the symptoms of sh... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Tight Bra and Dyspne: A tight bra can cause minor discomfort in breathing if it is very tight, but the rib cage is bony and so this effect is limited. Further, this matter ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Stress and Angina: The most common cause of chest pains is stress. The next most common cause is stomach acid reflux, next is musculoskeletal including costochondritis (... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Harmless bruises : It is common for people to bruise when they are on anticoagulants or on antiplatelet agents like clopidogril (plavix) or even Aspirin in some people. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Pain on right side : The description of your pain suggests abdominal cramping. It may be due to irritation of the bowel, gas, appendicitis, an inflamed right ovary, and ma... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
NO : Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistaminic drug. These do not affect bp. However, they do relax a person, and relaxation can lower bp, especially... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Yes: Yes. Generally height and weight are checked at each cardiology appointment. Of course, the height does not change every time.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Ischemia: This term is a desciption of the fact that the front and left sides of the left ventricle are not getting enough blood during stress situations. The l... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
You: You have to watch very carefully that you are not taking some carbs inadvertantly, like croutons.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Heart Block: The term heart block does not relate to blockages in the arteries of the heart, but to block in the flow of electrical current in the electrical condu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Pop in stomach: Generally, this means that you have gas moving in your bowels.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Caffeine, Stress: Many healthy people have a type of irregular heart beat called pvcs (premature ventricular complexes) which are almost always harmless. When a prematu... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Don't worry: Generally, if the EKG and Echocardiogram are normal, there is no need to be concerned. This is unlikely to ever harm you. But some patients with PVCs ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Prince of Wales Medical College, Patna, INDIA
Graduated 1966MD

Medical/Graduate school

Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Philadelphia General Hospital

Residency

Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Fort Smith, AR - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Fort Smith, AR - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Fort Smith, AR - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Nutrition
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