Who We Are

Vital Heart & Vein (formerly Cardiovascular Association) was founded in Houston, Texas in 1998 by a team of highly trained cardiologists dedicated to providing genuine care to patients throughout the greater Houston area.

With the latest technology and a variety of heart and vein specialists, our team provides a full spectrum of diagnostic tests, comprehensive therapies, and interventional procedures.

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Our Team

R.J. Lingle, M.D.
Michael Siropaides, M.D.
Armita Atashband, M.D.
Percy Francisco Morales, M.D.

Kousta Foteh, M.D.
Natasha Iliskovic-Holley, M.D.
Stefano Sdringola-Maranga, M.D.
Rasheed Zaid, M.D.

Mazen Ganim, M.D.
Ping Fai Wong, M.D.
Chik-Fong Wei, M.D.
Marcy Lim, M.D.

Edward Baptista, M.D.
Rick Ganim, M.D.
Rajiv Agarwal, M.D.
Charlie Gnaim, M.D.

What We Value

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Our team of board certified cardiologists values knowledge and the commitment to continuous education that is required in order to provide our patients with not only the latest in technology but the most current prevention and treatment practices.

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Our team values compassion and believes that to be the best heart doctors we must provide individualized and accessible care where patients are more than just their charts.

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Our team values the partnerships we have established with our patients as we strive to serve as guiding hands towards better health and a life lived to the fullest.


Why the Name Change?

Vital Heart & Vein provides the same high-quality care that we always have, and our team of doctors will still be here to provide all that you need and to answer any questions you may have.

We’ve simply updated our name and defined our mission in order to reach more patients and ensure that more lives are lived to the fullest. It’s just one more way we’re striving to be the best cardiologists in Houston.

Find a Location Near You

Whether you’re looking for cardiovascular care or our vein treatment center, Vital Heart & Vein provides several convenient locations throughout the greater Houston area. Find one near you and contact us today for more information.


Kingwood Medical Center
22999 US Hwy 59, Suite 210
Kingwood, TX 77339


Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza
6400 Fannin, Suite 2210-B
Houston, TX 77030


North East Medical Tower
18955 Memorial N., Suite 580
Humble, TX 77338


10970 Shadow Creek Pkwy., Suite 130
Pearland, TX 77584