MeetOur Physicians

  • Mark Teng
    M.D.

    Dr. Teng specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology.

  • Hootan Rahimizadeh

    Dr. Rahimizadeh specializes in Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Shelley A. Hall
    M.D.

    Shelley A. Hall, M.D., is the Director of Heart Transplant Services for HeartPlace.

  • 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.

  • Rikesh Patel
    M.D, F.A.C.C.

    After growing up in Midland, Texas, Dr. Rikesh Patel is excited to return to his home state to provide advanced, comprehensive cardiovascular patient care.

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

  • New investigation of endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins

    Laser ablation for varicose veins is an effective and minimally invasive technique for the treatment of varicose. However, this kind of therapy is associated with significant collateral damage because of the high output power of the laser. Therefore, it is an important issue in vein surgery to optimize the laser characteristics for ablation.

    Source: Medical Xpress
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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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  • Taking cholesterol medication before aneurysm repair improves outcomes

    Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the most dramatic medical emergencies a person can face. It usually strikes without warning, killing approximately 50 percent of those who experience it before they reach a hospital. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • FDA approves closure system to permanently treat varicose veins

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the VenaSeal closure system (VenaSeal system) to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • Novel PET tracer detects small blood clots

    Blood clots in veins and arteries can lead to heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality. Now researchers show that targeting GPIIb/IIIa receptors, the key receptor involved in platelet clumping, with a fluorine-18 labeled ligand is a promising approach for diagnostic imaging.

    Source: Science Daily

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