Dr. Salman Akhtar, MD

Dr. Salman Akhtar, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Salman Akhtar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.Read his story

Cardiovascular Specialists

7020 Smoke Ranch Rd # 150

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Akhtar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Heart Disease
high
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Akhtar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Akhtar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Akhtar "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akhtar "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."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

46  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
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Allama Iqbal Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Services Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Baylor University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akhtar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akhtar's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends
17 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Akhtar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have never (in last 7 years) been treated by a clinical physician in such a way; where I wasn't intimidated by their wisdom and opinions; rather was empowered to understand and neutrally accept their advise on treatments which would better my health. Creating a "Positive Memorable Experience"...more
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Dr. Salman Ahktar is a unique medical professional that exhibits extensive medical knowledge. His bedside manner is a perfect balance of warm/ genuine concern with straightforward equanimity that is quite soothing. He demonstrates a communication competency that should be a benchmark for all...more
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