Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the US. Every year, approximately 605,000 Americans will experience their first heart attack and approximately 200,000 will have a recurring attack.

United Regional is a leader in the treatment of heart and vascular disease, providing prevention education, advanced diagnostics, specialized emergency care, highly skilled surgeons and an experienced and compassionate staff to support patients throughout the recovery process.

In addition, the advanced technology of the Hybrid Endovascular Suite at United Regional allows the hospital to stay at the forefront of endovascular surgery in the United States.

Chest Pain with PCI and Heart Failure Certifications

United Regional has received the American College of Cardiology (ACC) accreditation as a Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center. The ACC awards accreditation to facilities that have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of heart attack.

Emphasis is placed on standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation, as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.

Meet Our Cardiovascular Physicians

Jack C. Askins - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Jack C. Askins, MD

Office of Jack Askins, MD
4327 Barnett Road
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

United Regional clinical staff member holding a plant

Andre P. Desire, MD

Office of Andre Desire, MD
1631 Eleventh Street
Suite B
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Fardin Djafari, MD

Fardin S. Djafari, MD

Office of Fardin S. Djafari, MD
1631 11th Street
Suite B
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Vedampattu Ganeshram - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Vedampattu Ganeshram, MD

Office of Vedampattu Ganeshram
1631 Eleventh Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Soe-Ni Kong, MD

Clinics of North Texas
501 Midwestern Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302

Darpan Kumar, MD - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Darpan Kumar, MD

DSK Arrhythmia Services, PLLC
2200 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Chukwudi Obiagwu, MD

Advanced Heart and Vascular Medicine
1600 Brook Ave.
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Bruce L. Palmer - Cardiology - United Regional Health Care System

Bruce L. Palmer, MD

Wichita Heart and Vascular Center, PLLC
1631 Eleventh Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Shonalatha Sudarshan, MD

North Texas Cardiology Center
2101 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Sriram Sudarshan, MD

North Texas Cardiology Center
2101 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Venkateswarlu Thota, MD

Wichita Falls Cardiac Care, PA
1518 10th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301