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Dr. Nishant Kalra

Cardiology
Byron Center, MI
20 years experience male

Locations

Premier Health Cardiovascular

Troy, OH

Address

3006 N County Rd 25A, Troy, OH, United States
Directions

CureMed Physicians

Byron Center, MI

About

Bio

Interventional cardiologist with 8 years of experience post fellowship training in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular diseases including but not limited to coronary artery diseases. My main focus is to figure out the root cause and try every possible conservative medical therapy before pursuing intervention.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Texas

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Lot of patients don't get pains and instead complain of shortness of breath due to blockage in arteries of heart.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Healthy food: Fruits, vegetables, high fiber diet. Exercise 4-5 times a week at least 30 mins daily.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Haven't seen yet: I had patients on Marinol but none developed chest heaviness. Never seen or heard about this side effect with marinol. ( i hope you are talking about ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Variable: It can range from 120 to 180 depending on the person.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Recheck: Recheck BP at different times on different days. Check it 2-3 times a week. Maintain a log and take it to your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
DOESNT MAKE SENSE: Icd are very smart devices and expanders should not pose a problem. What exactly they mean by sounding? Is it making a beaping sound?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Should be ok to take Aspirin along with omega 3.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
One yr: We recommend to take it for 1 yr. If biopsy has to be done and surgeon won't perform without stopping Effient then after 6 months please discuss with ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
See ur doctor: Need more information and a physician needs to examine you. Please consult your primary doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
May be: Having skipped heart beats with mitral valve prolapse is a normal phenomenon. Having anxiety and panic attacks are not associated with mitral valve pr... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Could be : Symptoms point towards jra. You may wanna go and get checked by rheumatologist. He will run few lab tests and x-ray joints.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Small vessel: The big coronary vessels divide and subdivide to form micro vessels which supply the muscles of the heart. Diseases like diabetes can cause atheroscle... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Diet and exercise: If you change diet with less salt, more fruits, vegetable, less red meat and exercise regularly you probably will avoid developing hypertension.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
No relation: There has been no relation between these problems and getting tattooed. Makes sure the needle is a sterile needle.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Counseling : You may try counseling by a psychiatrist. Medications can only do so much. You need to develop self confidence and may be psychiatrist can help you wi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Get evaluated: Needs more details and needs further examination. If potassium deficiency is a concern based on your history and medications you take then checking th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
May be dehydration: If your blood pressure drops and heart increases on standing, this is concerning. It can be as simple as dehydration or complex diagnosis of autonomic... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Symptom relief : There is no way we can predict the risk of getting peri or myocarditis. Treatment for flu is usually symptomatic for fever, cough. If it gets worse, g... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: Thallium injection should not cause any heart attack. Usually with activity patient may complain of chest pain and you are being monitored very closel... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: If you don't feel dizzy on standing then this could be your normal blood pressure.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Fluid balance: Hello, with heart failure, heart is not able to pump enough blood forward so the rest goes back to lungs, abdomen and legs. Legs get swollen and lung... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
May be or may be no: If in case you checked your pulse and it was fast, irregular or irregular it may be concerning. Anxiety sometime causes palpitations too. I would sugg... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
NO ibuprofen: BP ranging between 120-130 is normal. Diastolic BP ranging between 80-89 is borderline. Avoid taking nsaid's as they may elevate the bp.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Correct: Yes Lexapro (escitalopram) can cause qt prolongation. You may try the drug and get your ekg done after few days and check if there is any change in qt... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Not sure: Not sure why this is happening. As such there is no chemical in them which could potentiate chest pain but sometimes the way of taking these medicatio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: There can be multiple reasons for chest pain. If it's not heart then it can be musculoskeletal, esophageal or pleuritic. Go to your primary doctor an... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Need evaluation: At your age you should be able to exercise without restrictions. There could be multiple reasons for this weakness and pre-syncope. It could be anywhe... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: CHF is likely at young age also but your symptoms probably are not related to chf. Please check with your pcp and get evaluated. It may be just sinusi... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
BE CONCERNED: Having uncomfortable feeling in left hand with high blood pressure is concerning. This could be cardiac related. Will recommend to get evaluated with ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
May be not: It may not be just lack of nutrients. You may wanna consult a cardiologist and get further workup including ekg, echocardiogram and stress test.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Predicts your risk: Doing calcium scoring may help in calculating your future risk of cardiovascular disease. Why was cardiac MRI done? Some patients with family history... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Numerous causes: You are too young to have coronary artery disease ( problems of the heart arteries). But there are number of other causes of chest pains or cardiac pa... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Stamina : It could be that you are over-exerting yourself. Will recommend toning it down and then increase the intensity over next few days . Rarely this could ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Tachyarrhythmia: You may be having supra ventricular tachycardia. Please consult with a cardiologist and get evaluated further.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
?: Could be heart burn/ reflux. Try to eat dinner 2 hrs before going to bed. Keep head little up. Don't lay down after eating food. May try otc med for r... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: You are too young to have high blood pressure. You should eat less salt, eat fruits, vegetables and exercise frequently. Also you need to be evaluated... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Try OTC Prilosec : If the pain feels like sharp, burning constant then it might be heart burn. You may try otc Prilosec and see it this resolves. If the pain is exertion... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Varies: It varies person to person. Some may tolerate BP in 80's, some don't. Low BP which causes symptoms is usually dangerous for that patient. Usually we g... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Musculoskeletal: If the pain worsens wit movement of breasts then pain may be musculoskeletal and may be relieved with aleve (naproxen) or advil medication. If not rel... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: There are kind of tachycardia's which can be troublesome and happens in young age. You may wanna get evaluated by a cardiologist.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: This is worrisome. If there is any family history of problems related to heart or aorta then definitely this could be worrisome. I will advise you to ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Does that bother u?: Next time check pulse on wrist if its regular or irregular? Does it last only upto the point of cough. It may be simple tachycardia. May not be danger... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Tachycardia: Check ur pulse and see if it's faster then 120 beats per minute. U may have abnormal tachycardia. Consult a cardiologist to get evaluated.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Need a balance : Make sure while dieting you are having balanced diet. Unbalanced diet can cause abnormalities in the electrolytes which may cause pvc's.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
See ur Pcp : Left sided chest pressure could be cardiac related if this is exertional. Will advise you to see a cardiologist to get evaluated.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Multiple causes: This syncope needs to be evaluated further as you may injure yourself if this happens next time. Please see your primary provider or a cardiologist fo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
May or may not: Sometime it goes away with time. But most of the time it stays. If this continues you may wanna go to your doctor and get it switched to other medicat... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
Concerning: There could be multiple causes for chest pain. This could be related to spasms of coronary arteries ( arteries of your heart). You may wanna get ekg, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
No not really: If you are not an athletic person who runs/swims everyday this much thickness of the heart miscle is not normal. This needs to be watched with regular... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
Cardiology 20 years experience
??: If you get pain during tachycardia then treatment is to prevent that tachycardia. I will advise you to see an electrophysiologist.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kalra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kalra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have all of the symptoms of (CMD) for 4 months now. But, the doctors in my area are very ignorant and arrogant. The EKG and Echocardiogram have missed this. But, I kno...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Michigan State University

Awards

2013 Top 10 Doctors Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, the Grand Rapids Region - Spring
2017
Top Cardiologist, First Place, the Grand Rapids Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Spectrum Health
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