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MeetOur Physicians

  • Michael Donsky

    Dr. Donsky specializes in Cardiovascular Disease

  • Craig Delaughter
    M.D. PhD, FACC, FHRS

    Dr. Delaughter specializes in Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Peter Tauriainen
    M.D.

    Dr. Taurianinen specializes in Thoracic Surgery.

  • Juzar Lokhandwala
    M.D, R.V.T, R.P.V.I, F.S.C.A.I, F.S.V.M


  • Marc Pieniek
    M.D.

    Dr. Pieniek joined HeartPlace in 1996. He serves in several leadership roles within HeartPlace, PA.

Welcome to HeartPlace

Mission Statement:

HeartPlace is the past, present, and future of cardiology in North Texas. Founded almost 50 years ago, HeartPlace is the oldest and largest cardiovascular group in North Texas. From its small beginning in Dallas, HeartPlace has grown to over 70 physicians throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. HeartPlace has been an innovator in cardiovascular services, introducing to the North Texas area procedures such as coronary angiography, angioplasty, coronary stenting, and electrophysiology. This dedication to innovative techniques and procedures has guaranteed our patients the latest and most up-to-date cardiovascular services...

Heart Healthy Tips & News

  • AHA: Yogurt Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of High BP

    For women, regular yogurt consumption is associated with reduced risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association`s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions, held from March 1 to 4 in Phoenix.

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  • AHA: Daily Cup of Tea May Boost Cardiovascular Health

    Drinking as little as a cup of tea daily may improve cardiovascular health, according to new research scheduled to be presented on Tuesday at the American Heart Association`s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions, held from March 1 to 4 in Phoenix.

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  • Endovascular intervention associated with improved functional outcomes following stroke compared to standard treatment

    In a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, an endovascular intervention (such as use of a very small catheter to remove a blood clot) compared to standard medical care (administration of a clot dissolving agent) was associated with improved functional outcomes and higher rates of functional independence at 90 days, but no significant difference in symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) or all-cause mortality, according to a study in JAMA. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • Treating the uninjured side of the brain appears to aid stroke recovery

    To maximize stroke recovery, researchers may want to focus more on ways to support the side of the brain where the injury didn't occur, scientists report. Source: Science Daily Read More Read More

  • Psoriasis severity linked to rising risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Psoriasis sufferers may face a higher risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.

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