MeetOur Physicians

  • Amir I. Choudhry

    Dr. Choudhry specializes in cardiovascular disease. He also practices at the HeartPlace Plano West Vein Clinic.

  • Andrew H. Miller
    M.D., F.A.C.C

    Dr. Miller practices general, interventional and preventative cardiology.

  • Robert E. Ficula
    D.O.

    Dr. Ficula specializes in Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Aamir Amin
    M.D.

    Dr. Amin specializes in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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  • Breakthrough: Statin treatment reduces risk of cardiovascular disease in women

    A large international study has shown conclusively that statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. The research confirms that statins are beneficial not only to women who have already had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke, but also in those who - whilst they have not yet developed cardiovascular disease -- are at an increased risk of such diseases. Source: Science Daily Read More Read More

  • Race and ethnicity important when evaluating risk of fat around the heart

    A man's likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart - an important indicator of heart disease risk - may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he's building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Source: MedicalNewsToday Read More Read More

  • Scientists publish first complete record of genetic mutations behind rare vascular disease

    he genetic architecture of a debilitating and potentially fatal vascular disease has for the first time been detailed in its entirety, providing clinicians with the comprehensive data needed to improve diagnosis and deliver more personalised patient care. Scientists investigating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) have compiled the most up to date and complete record of all the defective variations found in the genes that cause the disease. Source: Medical Xpress Read More Read More

  • Advances in Stroke Treatment, Prevention Continue

    There have been tremendous advances in the catheter-based treatment of stroke, in particular the use of stent retrievers and, more recently, even embolectomy catheters, which have greatly improved functional outcomes in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke.
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