Ali Hamaad

Consultant Cardiologist

, Birmingham, West Midlands

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Ali Hamaad: Consultant Cardiologist in West Midlands

Dr Ali Hamaad is a renowned expert consultant cardiologist based in the West Midlands providing a comprehensive range of treatments for patients suffering from heart problems and conditions including coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation and syncope/blackout.


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Dr. Hamaad qualified in 1999, gaining his medical degree from the University of Birmingham. After qualifying, he took part in the West Midlands Cardiology training programme, where he worked at some of the West Midlands leading cardiac centres. He also completed his MD thesis on the effect of the heart rate in cardiovascular disease being awarded his Doctorate in Medicine in 2009. He specialises in cardiac implantable devices, cardiac rhythm management and the investigation and management of syncope (fainting/blackouts).

He has held an NHS post as consultant cardiologist at Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust since December 2010.

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Clinical interests

Dr Hamaad is able to provide a comprehensive range of tests and treatments for patients suffering from a variety of heart conditions. He has access to some of the most modern medical innovations available, so in most cases tests and results are available on the same day. He runs a ‘one-stop’ service, and is available for clinic appointments at short notice.

Dr Ali Hamaad is a recognised specialist with most major insurance companies. He works with a team of professionals at both of his private locations who are committed to ensuring patients receive the best possible treatment for their condition at the earliest time. Among his many clinical interests he manages the care of patients undergoing chemotherapy who require regular monitoring of their heart.

Dr Hamaad also provides a ‘Healthy Heart Check’ for patients who have concerns about the condition of their heart, or have a family history of heart problems. There are five separate packages available which each include a number of tests. Having a heart check can highlight any areas for potential concern or offer reassurance.

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Cardiology treatments and tests provided include:

  • Pacemaker insertion
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (biventricular pacemaker)
  • Cardiac MRI scan
  • Implantable loop recorder
  • Echocardiography
  • 24 hour ECG
  • Shock treatment for irregular heartbeat (cardioversion)
  • Treatment for Coronary artery disease and heart failure
  • Treatment for Syncope/blackout

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Research interests

Dr Hamaad is actively involved in research into a number of cardiology conditions and treatments. His work is highly regarded, below is a list of his most recent publications:

An unusual cause of cardiac arrest.
Henderson A, Czapran A, Hamaad A.
QJM. 2013

Incidental cardiac findings on computed tomography imaging of the thorax.
Foley PW1, Hamaad A, El-Gendi H, Leyva F. 2010

Markers of thrombosis and hemostasis in acute coronary syndromes: relationship to increased heart rate and reduced heart-rate variability.
Hamaad A, Sosin MD, Blann AD, Lip GY, MacFadyen RJ.
Clin Cardiol. 2009

Comparative dose titration responses to the introduction of bisoprolol or carvedilol in stable chronic systolic heart failure.
Hamaad A, Lip GY, Nicholls D, MacFadyen RJ.
Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2007

Oral omega n3-PUFA therapy (Omacor) has no impact on indices of heart rate variability in stable post myocardial infarction patients.
Hamaad A, Kaeng Lee W, Lip GY, MacFadyen RJ.
Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2006

Sudden death is less common than might be expected in underprivileged ethnic minorities at high cardiovascular risk.
Hamaad A, Ghattas A, Hirani F, Lip GY, MacFadyen RJ.
Int J Cardiol. 2006

Markers of inflammation in acute coronary syndromes: association with increased heart rate and reductions in heart rate variability.
Hamaad A, Sosin M, Blann AD, Patel J, Lip GY, MacFadyen RJ.
Clin Cardiol. 2005

Acute coronary syndromes presenting solely with heart failure symptoms: are they under recognised?
Hamaad A, Lip GY, MacFadyen RJ.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2004

What patients say about Ali Hamaad

Dr. Hamaad was extremely professional and courteous. He answered all of our questions and explained procedures and outcomes in terminology that was easy for us to follow. We would have no hesitation in recommending him as a top heart specialist

HH, Birmingham

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