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MeetOur Physicians

  • 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.

  • Joseph Bellomo
    M.D.

    Dr. Bellomo attended the University of Califonia, where he received his undergraduate degree.

  • Peter Tauriainen
    M.D.

    Dr. Taurianinen specializes in Thoracic Surgery.

  • Sumeet Chhabra


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

  • 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

  • Arm access reduces mortality and bleeding compared to leg access for invasive heart procedures

    Pooled evidence suggests that accessing the heart through an artery in the arm reduces death and major bleeding events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared to using an artery in the groin. The evidence review is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • Poor response to cholesterol drugs may indicate blocked arteries

    Patients whose bad cholesterol levels don't respond to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have more artery blockages than those whose cholesterol levels drop with treatment. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • Penn researchers present findings on cardiac risks for patients with chronic kidney disease

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which afflicts more than 26 million Americans, is a condition in which individuals experience a slow loss of kidney function over time. At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will present findings from their analysis of the Chronic Renal Insufficiently Cohort (CRIC) study to evaluate risk markers for adverse cardiac events in patients with CKD. Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • Positive lifestyle factors linked to lower HF risk in older adults

    Adults aged 65 years and older who are physically active, not obese, have modest alcohol intake and do not smoke were more likely to have a lower risk for HF compared with adults who do not report these positive lifestyle factors, according to results of a new study. Source: Healio Read More Read More

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