Dr. Atul Chawla, MD

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Cardiology | Male

Iowa Heart Center - West 5880 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Get Directions
(515) 633-3600

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Dr. Chawla holds a medical degree from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. He then completed an internship at the college, followed by a residency and cardiology fellowship at Creighton University in Omaha. He was named chief fellow for the 1999-2000 year. Dr. Chawla recently completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Iowa Heart Center. Dr. Chawla s professional interests include interventional cardiology - performing coronary and peripheral angioplasty, stent placements and other catheterization procedures. He is board certified in general and interventional cardiology. Dr. Chawla offers outpatient appointments at Iowa Heart Center's West University clinic in West Des Moines, and staffs the catheterization lab at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.Read more

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

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  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

Procedures Performed

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Creighton University School Of Med

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Interventional Cardiology
  • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chawla's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

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Dr. Chawla's Care Philosophy

Dr. Chawla holds a medical degree from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. He then completed an internship at the college, followed by a residency and cardiology fellowship at Creighton University in Omaha. He was named chief fellow for the 1999-2000 year. Dr. Chawla recently completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Iowa Heart Center. Dr. Chawla s professional interests include interventional cardiology - performing coronary and peripheral angioplasty, stent placements and other catheterization procedures. He is board certified in general and interventional cardiology. Dr. Chawla offers outpatient appointments at Iowa Heart Center's West University clinic in West Des Moines, and staffs the catheterization lab at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.