Dr. Salman Akhtar, MD

Dr. Salman Akhtar, MD

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Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o
(17)

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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.

Cardiovascular Specialists

7020 Smoke Ranch Rd # 150

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Accepted insurance

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

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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's Experience

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Dr. Akhtar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney 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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Procedures

  • 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

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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Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure

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Dr. Akhtar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends
4.8
based on 17 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
Henderson, NV |
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" for each life a physician touches could only be gained through right intent, willingness to empower along with a strong commitment to hospitality & genuine care. That is what I got from Dr. Akhtar.
in Las Vegas, NV |
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 professionals in their respected fields. I feel he is truly interested in the quality and care of my well-being. He is an invaluable asset to the medical community and to my personal cardiac care.
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Dr. Akhtar accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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