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Dr. Atique Mirza

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Simsbury, CT
32 years experience male

Locations

Central Connecticut Cardiologists LLC

Hartford, CT

Address

21 Woodland Street # 211, Hartford, CT, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC.

Simsbury, CT

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About

Bio

Dr. Atique A. Mirza is a Consultant Cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford Connecticut. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is the founding president of the Allama Iqbal Medical College Alumni Association of North America and the founding President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani descent of North America. In addition to his role as Board Member of the Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC), he currently serves as the Secretary of the Association of Pakistani Cardiologists of North America (APCNA) and is a Board Member of the US PAK Foundation. He has chaired numerous committees & served in several leadership positions since 1997 at the APPNA.

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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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Cardiology

Nuclear Medicine

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

208 Answers
152 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
See your doctor: You are having typical symptoms of angina. Coronary dissection leading to typical angina is common even after delivery. Please take it seriously and s... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Usually not: Not a common finding.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
See your PCP : It can be normal findings, dehydration but please see your pcp as soon as possible.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Your your PCP: I am not sure about yawning but you definitely need to see your doctor for evaluation of shortness of breath.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
1-2 hours: Carvedilol is rapidly absorbed following oral administration, achieving peak plasma concentrations within one to two hours.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
6 weeks: You may be able to hear -- and see -- your baby's heart beat for the first time when you're about 8 weeks pregnant if you have an early ultrasound exa... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Not good to eat too : You decrease the space where the lungs can expand to take a good deep breath. So please avoid eating or drinking too much which starts affecting your ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
It depends: Chest pain can have multiple other reasons if not your heart. It may be your skin, muscles, bones, lungs or lining of lungs, food pipe "esophagus" dis... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
It varies: It all depends how was the patient going into the surgery and how the surgery went. Usually if a healthy patient undergoes CABG surgery, he is ECT una... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, neither diet nor exercise has been found to lower lp(a) levels. Lp(a) levels were lowered by 21% in patients taking 2 grams per day of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
moon face,puffy eye: Cushing's syndrome is a disorder of the hormone system that is caused by excess levels of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that helps the b... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Genetics: Contact your pcp or cardiologist for guidance. The out of pocket cost varies depending where you live and which lab you go to. Most likely insurance c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
May be !!: If you have severe pain from it you may get nausea or if you are taking pain medications for it that also may cause nausea. There is no direct correla... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: If it is loaded with salt yes!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Flushing : Vasodilator ion can cause lowe BP , flushing, dizziness, lightheaded ness ect.
A male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Not much: Post surgery usually it is recommended not to exceed your heart rate above 85% of maximal age predicted heart rate. If your heart rate goes above 85% ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Multiple reasons. : You may have raynaud's disease or raynaud phenomena. Check with your pcp or cardiologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Hot shower may cause low bp: hot water dilates the blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure. This makes you feel dizzy and faint.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Holter: Exercise usually increase the heart rate but it should stay that fast so long after finishing the exercise. You may need holter monitor to see if it i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
May be: Only time will tell about the improvement it all depends what is the extent of permanent damage.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Very difficult: It is very difficult to diagnose your condition by your description please check with your doctor for a face to face in person history physical and ex... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
No sure: I am not sure what is your question. Your cholesterol just be high that is why he increased it.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Possibly a normal : Response. Under stressful conditions the BP normally rises and comes diwn upon relaxation.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
CT scan of chest: If cardiology work up is ok then either it is fro muscle/ skeletal or pulmonary etiology. Please follow up with your pcp.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Interesting : Uncle spasm or precordial pain. It can be due to angina please get your self checked out by your doctor asap.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Can be cardiac: Please see your doctor for ekg and further working up. Although you are young but these symptoms can be heart related.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Liver dysfunction. : As liver dysfunction is one of the common side effect of statin therapy because all statins work through liver enzymes inhibition to control cholestro... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Need cardiac eval: If you have persistent tachycardia please schedule an appointment with a cardiologist as it is not normal to have high heart rate.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Probably: High levels of circulating cd34 cells, dacrocytes, clonal hematopoiesis, and jak2 mutation differentiate myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia from se... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
No: The main dietary concern of taking warfarin is with the amount of vitamin k in your diet. When you eat foods high in vitamin k, you can decrease the e... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Multiple factors: Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a number of gods and medications. Please check the following link for detailed information. http://m.circ.ahajourna... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Dehydration: Dehydration is the most common cause of these kind of symptoms. Pregnancy may cause the same symptoms please see your doctor asap.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Check your BP: First, know your blood pressure. That means having it measured by a health care professional or measuring it yourself with a high-quality home blood p... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Heart attack: It usually indicate an old heart attack or it can happen if you have a pacemaker or bundle branch block on ekg.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: According to a study posted on the national institute of health website, blood pressure is highest right at the beginning of menstruation. However, to... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Mostly the the BP apparatus are correct. I will not let it go as you may arrial fibrillation so please follow up with you pcp for an ekg and you need... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Age predicted HR: Maximum heart rates vary significantly between individuals. Even within a single elite sports team, such as olympic rowers in their 20s, maximum heart... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Simple math: Decrease portion size and total caloric intake. Keep a diary of all the calories you take in 24 hours. A human being needs on an average 2000 calories... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: It means that your pressure is low which may lead to passing out, stroke or even kidney failure.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
But why: I am not sure if you are taking all these because you have been prescribed or for other reasons. If your stomach is now bothering you please see your ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Concerning : Please get a full check and making sure the pain is non-cardiovascular in etiology. Please follow up with pcp and rule out CAD and aortic aneurysm.
A female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
High risk: Lipoprotein(a) (also called lp(a)) is a lipoprotein subclass. Genetic studies and numerous epidemiologic studies have identified lp(a) as a risk facto... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Can't say that it is safe to smoke marijuana.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
PVCs and arrythmia : It seems that you have been having pvcs - pre mature ventricular contractions. And a possible arrythmia most likely supra ventricular tachycardia.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Meds and lifestyle : Medication and life style change. Exercise, diet control, eating right and following expert advice.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
3-4 cm sq: Normal valve area is 3-4 cm sq.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: According to a report by the university of maryland medical center, l-carnitine has been shown to be effective for the treatment of certain symptoms o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Very difficult: Sudden onset of sweating may have many reasons. As he is diabetic, he is at a high risk of having cardiac issues and he is also prone to have infectio... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Carvidolol may cause bronchial spasm or asthma.

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Mar 3, 2014
Great responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mirza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mirza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, i went last night. Had xray, bld test and ecg. Norm. Infection
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I couldn't find an answer anywhere, was just curious. Thanks!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate your quick response! You are so helpful!!! Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Allama Iqbal Medical College
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Punjab, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER and Westlake Hospital.

Awards

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
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