Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Program

Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Program

Tampa General Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to advancing the frontiers of cardiovascular care, and this commitment is exemplified by our Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Program. This innovative program represents a pivotal step in our ongoing mission to provide the highest quality care and tailored solutions for patients.

Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is a condition that often goes undiagnosed but can have profound implications, particularly for women’s heart health. Our Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Program is at the forefront of CMD research, clinical care and patient support, and TGH is honored to be recognized as a "High Performing” hospital in Heart and Vascular care for 2023-2024 by U.S. News and World Report. This prestigious designation is a testament to our dedication to excellence and innovation.

What Sets Us Apart

Part of the Interventional Cardiology Center of Excellence, our team includes board-certified cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and other medical professionals who have been trained to accurately diagnose and treat coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) as recommended by guidelines from leading national and international cardiovascular societies.

Volume & Quality

TGH established the CMD program in November 2022, and was the first site on the west coast of Florida to launch a dedicated CMD program. We are now the highest-volume center for CMD diagnosis and therapy in the state of Florida and in the top three in the nation. We routinely monitor our treatment quality with pre- and post-diagnosis assessment of patient symptoms.

Advanced Technology & Research

Tampa General Hospital is committed to being a world-class academic health system rooted in innovative technologies, clinical research and education. As part of our CMD diagnosis, we also routinely test for Vasospastic Angina with the use of intracoronary acetylcholine, a study not routinely performed in all institutions as part of CMD assessment. Additionally, we are part of the Discover INOCA study, a registry evaluating the natural history, diagnosis and treatment course of patients diagnosed with CMD. Through our clinical research initiatives, our team is defining the future management of CMD.

Become a TGH Patient

Your heart health is precious, and at Tampa General Hospital's Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Program, we're here to support you. If you suspect you may be experiencing coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) or want to take a proactive approach to your cardiovascular well-being, we invite you to take the first step by becoming a TGH patient. Contact us at (813) 844-3900 to learn more about our program and to schedule an appointment with our team.

Our Leadership Team

Our nationally recognized multidisciplinary system of care ensures comprehensive patient evaluations and the best possible care.

This is achieved under the collaborative leadership and teamwork of:

Dr. Samip Vasaiwala, MD, MSc, FACC
Associate Professor, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Coronary Programs Director, TGH Heart & Vascular Institute

Dr. Fadi Matar, MD, FACC, FSCAI
TGH Cath Lab Director
Associate Professor, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Daniela Crousillat, Director of TGH Cardio-ObstetricsDr. Daniela Crousillat, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Meghan Schmaltz APRN, NP-C

Carmella Dawkins RMA
Interventional Cardiology Medical Assistant