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MeetOur Physicians

  • John Bret
    M.D.

    Dr. Bret specializes in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Michael Donsky

    Dr. Donsky specializes in Cardiovascular Disease

  • Robert E. Ficula
    D.O.

    Dr. Ficula specializes in Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Peter Tauriainen
    M.D.

    Dr. Taurianinen specializes in Thoracic Surgery.

  • L. Keith Routh
    M.D.

    Dr. Routh specializes in Interventional Cardiology 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

  • Prostate cancer medications linked with increased risk of heart-related deaths in men with cardiovascular problems

    A new study has found that certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased risk of dying from heart-related causes in men with congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. Source: Science Daily Read More Read More

  • Genetic risk information for coronary heart disease leads to lower bad cholesterol

    A group of researchers led by Mayo Clinic has discovered that disclosing genetic risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) results in lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol. The findings of the Myocardial Infarction Genes (MI-GENES) Study were presented today at the annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015 as a late-breaking clinical trial. Source: Medical Xpress Read More Read More

  • Memory complaints link to stroke risk for the highly educated

    Forgetting why you have gone into a room or misplacing your keys is frustrating, but new research suggests that these lapses in memory could signal more than just absent-mindedness. A new study has found that highly educated people with memory complaints could have an increased risk for stroke Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • Adventitial cystic disease mimics deep venous thrombosis

    Adventitial cystic disease of the common femoral vein can be mistaken for deep venous thrombosis, according to a case report published online March 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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  • Shutting off blood supply to extremity to protect heart

    Shutting off the blood supply to an arm or leg before cardiac surgery protects the heart during the operation, a study shows. "The heart muscle of the patients who had restricted blood flow to their arm before surgery were able to maintain the same level of energy production during the whole operation, while heart muscle from the other patients' hearts was not. This may be important because heart tissue is dependent on energy to survive, as well as to repair injuries the cells may have endured during surgery," an investigator says. Source: Science Daily Read More Read More

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