Cardiology

About Cardiology

Cardiology is a medical specialty that deals with the health of the heart and blood vessels, also known as the cardiovascular system. A cardiologist is a physician who has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases or conditions, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, valvular heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart palpitations (irregular heart beat) and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Common symptoms of individuals who might see a cardiologist include shortness of breath, claudication (pain, discomfort, or tiredness in legs that impairs walking), chest pains, dizziness or fainting spells and serious heart rhythm disturbances.

At UNM SRMC, we are committed to keeping your heart healthy by providing a variety of services and procedures, including:

  • Stress Tests: Testing the ability of the heart to function after put under stress, such as walking on a treadmill
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG): Testing the electrical activity of your heart
  • Echocardiogram: Ultrasound of the heart
  • Holter monitor: A small, wearable device that monitors the rhythm and activity of your heart for 24 to 48 hours or longer
  • Pacemaker Evaluation
  • Blood Test: Measuring the total amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood

Making an Appointment

Appointments in the Cardiology Clinic are available every Monday through Thursday. To make an appointment, please call 505.994.7397.

For your appointment: Please remember to bring any relevant medical records and a current list of all medications. If you are a new patient, you can download and fill out the SRMC Cardiology Clinic New Patient History Form before your first appointment.

For more information on cardiovascular disease and heart health, please visit the American Heart Association.

Meet Our Cardiology Doctors

Harry Hai, MD

Harry Hai, MD

Dr. Hai is UNM SRMC’s lead Cardiologist and is proud to serve as the Director of the SRMC Heart Station. Dr. Hai went to medical school in India where he graduated with Honors at the top of his class. He subsequently came to the United States and had internship training at Philadelphia General Hospital and Internal Medicine residency at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Hai had Fellowship training in Cardiology at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was on the faculty of Northwestern University in Chicago for many years, and is presently a member of the faculty of University of New Mexico School of Medicine, in addition to his responsibilities at UNM SRMC.

Dr. Hai has dedicated his career to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and is proud to share his expertise with the residents of Sandoval County. He chose to practice at UNM SRMC because it offered the challenge of developing a complete Cardiology Service center that caters to the needs of communities within the area. “I love to see patients and find out the nature of their cardiology problems. I enjoy helping them resolve their problems and reassuring them that despite the heart problems they have, normal life and longevity is still possible in most cases with good medical care,” said Dr. Hai.

Outside of work, Dr. Hai has many hobbies. He enjoys oil painting, reading about philosophy and native customs, and photographing the many beautiful sights in New Mexico.