MeetOur Physicians

  • Gary I. Weingarden
    M.D.

    Dr. Weingarden received his Doctorate in Medicine from The University of Michigan School of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He completed his Fellowship in Cardiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Weingarden is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Vijay S. Ramanath
    M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

    Dr. Ramanath was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, followed by internal medicine training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Dr. Rajjit Abrol
    M.D.


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

    Dr. Delaughter specializes in Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Moiz Shafiq
    M.D.


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

  • PAD patients on statins may have lower amputation, death risk

    People who have peripheral artery disease (PAD) and take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have a lower risk of amputation and death than PAD patients who don't take statins. And the higher the dose of statins, the lower the risks, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Peripheral Vascular Disease 2016 Scientific Sessions.

    Source: Medical Xpress
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  • Cardiology Today's Intervention expands coverage of cardiac, vascular intervention

    Slack Incorporated, publisher of Cardiology Today's Intervention in association with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, has expanded the focus of the publication to increase coverage of vascular and cardiac intervention. I am excited to introduce further editorial coverage, reporting of additional meetings and perspective to meet the evolving information needs of our community, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, Source: Healio Read More Read More

  • A new way to look at diabetes and heart risk

    People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a six-fold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Source: MedicalXpress Read More Read More

  • Adding peanuts to a meal benefits vascular health

    A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved endothelial function. Vascular dysfunction plays a major role in the development of atherosclerosis and the formation of coronary plaques and lesions that lead to coronary artery disease. Source: Science Daily Read More Read More

  • Testosterone supplementation does not result in progression of atherosclerosis

    Among older men with low testosterone levels, testosterone administration for 3 years compared with placebo did not result in a significant difference in the rates of change in atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of artery walls), nor was it associated with improved overall sexual function or health-related quality of life, according to a study in JAMA. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

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