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MeetOur Physicians

  • Juzar Lokhandwala
    M.D, R.V.T, R.P.V.I, F.S.C.A.I, F.S.V.M

  • Sanjay Chamakura

    Dr. Chamakura specializes in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Stuart R. Lander

    Dr. Lander specializes in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Mark A. Peterman

    Dr. Peterman attended Rice University in Houston, where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He completed his Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology also at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Peterman is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, and Endovascular Medicine. In addition to general and interventional cardiology, he has a part...

  • Vinit R. Lal

    Dr. Lal specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear 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

  • New online calculator estimates cardiovascular disease risk

    The new Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) gives individuals an easy method to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on simple lifestyle habits. The free web-based survey, which will be found at, also gives users practical tips for improving their scores by incorporating heart-healthy habits into their daily lives. "Currently recommended risk models for CVD are harder for an individual to calculate on their own because they include clinical risk factors such as elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. These risk scores, which are mostly used in doctors' offices, often underestimate the burden of CVD among middle-aged adults, and women in particular," said Stephanie Chiuve, a research associate in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and assistant professor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. "The Healthy Heart Score is all about modifiable lifestyle risks, which may increase awareness of CVD prevention through lifestyle interventions earlier in life, prior to the development of clinical risk factors." Source: Medical News Today Read More Read More

  • New targeted drug effectively dissolves blood clots, has fewer side effects

    Critical conditions associated with the blockage of blood vessels are one of the primary health concerns worldwide. The main objective of emergency assistance in such conditions is to effectively implement thrombolysis, i.e. to quickly dissolve the clot. To this end, scientists from ITMO University in cooperation with Mariinsky Hospital in Saint Petersburg have developed a magnetically controlled drug that can be condensed on a blood clot by means of a magnetic field. The new drug is safe for intravenous injection and can dissolve clots up to 4000 times more efficiently than ordinary enzyme-based drugs. Read More

  • Introducing Dr. M. Kevin Graves of HeartPlace Mesquite!

    "Dr. HeartPlace would like to introduce our newest provider, Dr. M. Kevin Graves, M.D., F.A.C.C. practicing at the new HeartPlace Mesquite clinic. Dr. Graves joins HeartPlace with over 20 years of experience. His formal training was with LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Charity Hospital New Orleans in 1992-93. After several years practicing as a hospitalist in Internal Medicine, he went back to fellowship training in Cardiology. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. He also has a special interest in Cardioncology, treating and preventing cancer therapy complications. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, as well as a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant, and the International Cardioncology Society/North America You can visit Dr. Graves at our new HeartPlace Mesquite clinic located at 1675 Republic Parkway, Suite 100 in Mesquite, Texas. Call 972-620-9111 to make your appointment today! 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

  • Dr. Vijay Ramanath performed the very first drug coated balloon angioplasty using the In.PACT Admiral device in Dallas Fort Worth.

    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

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