Dr. Salman Akhtar, MD

Dr. Salman Akhtar, MD

Cardiology | Male | 53 years old

Dr. Akhtar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is...Read more

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Dr. Salman Akhtar is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist who sincerely cares for his patients and helps them lead heart-healthy lives....Read more

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Dr. Akhtar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of American College...Read more

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Obesity
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Reflux

Procedures Performed

Dr. Akhtar says..

Dr. Akhtar's conveniently located, modern office facility provides a wide range of diagnostic services, including EKG, Echocardiography, Treadmill & Nuclear Cardiac Stress Testing, Holter Monitors, Event Monitors and Implanted Pacemakers & Defibrillators.

The office also provides advanced vascular ultrasound services including carotid arterial studies, lower extremity arterial & venous studies, and screening for aortic aneurysms.

Therapies provided on the premises include venous ablation for varicose veins & venous insufficiency, as well as EECP treatments for refractory angina and heart failure.

Dr. Akhtar performs all inpatient diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at the local hospitals. The services include:

Cardiac Catheterization with Angiography

Simple & Complex Coronary Interventions (Angioplasty, Stenting, Atherectomy) with use of hemodynamic support devices as Intra-Aortic Balloon & Impella Device

Peripheral Vascular Angiography

Peripheral Vascular Interventions including Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity & Renal Vascular Interventions

Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Cardioversion for arrhythmias

Tilt Table Study for evaluation of syncope

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  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Impella Device
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vein Treatment

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Allama Iqbal Medical College

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Services Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor University Med Center

    Completed in 1998

    University Of Texas Health Science Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Other Education
    University Of California At Los Angeles

    Completed in 1991

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Akhtar's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Akhtar says...

Dr. Akhtar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.  In the rapidly advancing and evolving field of Interventional Cardiology he always stays abreast with cutting edge procedures, devices and drug therapy used in the treatment of heart disease.

After graduating from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Akhtar continued his education at centers of medical excellence. He had the fortunate experience of being mentored by physicians that are considered leaders in the field of cardiology. His residency in Internal Medicine (1991-1994) was at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He completed his three year Cardiology fellowship in 1997 at University of Texas, Health Science Center in partnership with Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX. In 1998 he completed a year long fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Akhtar's Care Philosophy

Dr. Salman Akhtar is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist who sincerely cares for his patients and helps them lead heart-healthy lives. His core philosophy is to involve the patient completely in their care. He believes that communicating with his patients and helping them understand their diagnosis and treatment plan is of paramount importance. He has been providing comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac and peripheral vascular care in the Las Vegas community since 1999.

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Dr. Akhtar says...

Dr. Akhtar's conveniently located, modern office facility provides a wide range of diagnostic services, including EKG, Echocardiography, Treadmill & Nuclear Cardiac Stress Testing, Holter Monitors, Event Monitors and Implanted Pacemakers & Defibrillators.

The office also provides advanced vascular ultrasound services including carotid arterial studies, lower extremity arterial & venous studies, and screening for aortic aneurysms.

Therapies provided on the premises include venous ablation for varicose veins & venous insufficiency, as well as EECP treatments for refractory angina and heart failure.

Dr. Akhtar performs all inpatient diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at the local hospitals. The services include:

Cardiac Catheterization with Angiography

Simple & Complex Coronary Interventions (Angioplasty, Stenting, Atherectomy) with use of hemodynamic support devices as Intra-Aortic Balloon & Impella Device

Peripheral Vascular Angiography

Peripheral Vascular Interventions including Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity & Renal Vascular Interventions

Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Cardioversion for arrhythmias

Tilt Table Study for evaluation of syncope