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MeetOur Physicians

  • Matt D. Fay
    M.D.


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

    Dr. Miller practices general, interventional and preventative cardiology.

  • Sanjay Chamakura

    Dr. Chamakura specializes in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Richard W Snyder II
    M.D., F.A.C.C.


  • Robert E. Ficula
    D.O.

    Dr. Ficula specializes in 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...

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    People who reach their 80s without cardiovascular disease are more likely to suffer from the effects of dementia than a heart attack or stroke, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In a small group of participants, an association was also found between zero or low levels of artery-clogging calcium deposits and a low risk of dementia and cardiovascular events, suggesting that the cardiovascular risk factors that lead to coronary heart disease could also affect the brain.

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  • Common antacid linked to accelerated vascular aging

    Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper inCirculation Research(early online), an American Heart Association journal. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure.

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  • Risk score developed for life expectancy of hospital patients

    Researchers at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Anaesthetics, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, the University Department of Internal Medicine III and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Information Technology and Intelligent Systems have developed the world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients and their life expectancy within the next 30 days. This is the first specific undertaking from the "nutritionDay worldwide" project, launched ten years ago by Michael Hiesmayr, Head of the Clinical Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, in collaboration with Karin Schindler at the MedUni Vienna. Source: Medical Xpress Read More Read More

  • Abdominal Fat Most Strongly Linked to Hypertension Risk

    The association between obesity and the development of hypertension appears to be driven specifically by visceral adiposity, according to research published in the Sept. 9 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Alvin Chandra, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues followed 903 normotensive participants of the Dallas Heart Study (median age, 40 years; 57 percent women; 60 percent nonwhite; median body mass index, 27.5 kg/m²) for a median of seven years to monitor the development of hypertension. Imaging studies were used to assess adiposity, including visceral adiposity. Source: Physician's Briefing 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

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