Dr. Shakuntala V. Advani, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Female • Age 60

5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Dr. Advani's Experience

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Shakuntala Advani moved from the west coast to the east coast before settling in Des Moines in 1991. She chose to be a physician early in life, but also has a strong interest in mathematics. Her first degree, from California State University in Long Beach, is in math. A master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles is in biology. Dr. Advani even taught calculus while earning a medical degree and doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After a residency in Los Angeles, she completed cardiology and invasive cardiology fellowships at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.


  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1991
  • Internal Medicine, 1987
  • Interventional Cardiology, 2002
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

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Awards & Recognitions


Education & Training

Medical School

Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Graduated in 1984

Residency Hospital

Wadsworth Va Hospital

Fellowship Hospital

Albert Einstein College Med
Complete in 1988

Languages Spoken by Dr. Advani & Staff

  • English

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