After growing up in Midland, Texas, Dr. Rikesh Patel is excited to return to his home state to provide advanced, comprehensive cardiovascular patient care.
Dr. Patel specializes in Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Scott Greenberg specializes in the evaluation and medical management of heart rhythm problems.
Shelley A. Hall, M.D., is the Director of Heart Transplant Services for HeartPlace.
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...
The study in more than 35,000 patients found that the risk of further stroke or heart attack, heart failure or dying due to heart disease at four years was 83% higher in depressed patients with high blood pressure and 36% higher in depressed patients with low blood pressure, compared to those with normal blood pressure and no depressive symptoms. Source: Science Daily Read More Read More
Dr. Vijay Ramanath performed the very first drug coated balloon angioplasty using the In.PACT Admiral device in Dallas Fort Worth. We have an exciting announcement! On Feb 4, 2015, our very own Dr. Vijay Ramanath of HeartPlace Plano West, performed the very first drug coated balloon angioplasty using the In.PACT Admiral device in Dallas Fort Worth at THR Plano. We are excited to be the first practice in the Dallas Fort Worth area to utilize this new cardiac procedure to treat Vascular Disease in Texas. Drug coated balloons are a brand new technology that will revolutionize how we treat arterial blockages in the upper legs. Current therapies including balloon angioplasty and stenting provide suboptimal long-term outcomes. Drug coated balloons provide delivery of a medication to the arterial wall that helps prevents re-narrowing of the previously treated blockage, without leaving any metal scaffolding in the artery which may limit future therapeutic options. Current data shows superiority of drug coated balloon angioplasty compared to conventional balloon angioplasty with regards to success in keeping the artery open post-treatment. Bellow are before and after pictures of this brand new procedure. You can clearly see the amazing results. "Before "After To read more about this exciting new procedure, please read the official press release from the FDA webpage here. At HeartPlace, we offer cardiovascular treatment and services led by prominent physicians recognized for their contributions to advancing patient care. HeartPlace provides compassionate and cutting-edge preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services. We are the oldest and largest cardiovascular group in North Texas. Our commitment to quality includes board certification of our physicians, accreditation of our imaging centers, and the latest technologies. HeartPlace prides itself on being able to deliver quality care whether it is a simple problem such as blood pressure or complicated procedures such as robotic surgery or cardiac transplantation. HeartPlace is the past, present, and future of cardiology in North Texas. Read More
Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers. The scientists analyzed medical test records for more than 300,000 people living in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. They found that people living in zip codes with the highest average levels of fine-particulate-matter pollution were significantly more likely to show signs of narrowing (stenosis) in their internal carotid arteries, compared to those living in zip codes with the lowest pollution levels. Source: Science Daily Read More Read More
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
Multiple new research abstracts suggest walnuts may have the potential to positively affect several important health factors. From their impact on colon cancer and certain aspects of cognitive aging, to their positive effect on both gut health and vascular health, the research findings presented at Experimental Biology 2015 (EB) detail our latest understanding of walnuts' inner workings. Running March 28 through April 1 in Boston, this annual meeting attracts an international audience of over 14,000 leading research scientists and exhibitors. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More