MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Uses Innovative Tool to Diagnose Coronary Microvascular DysfunctionMedStar Washington Hospital Center
All too often, patients go to the ER complaining of unexplained chest pain. After a battery of tests show no evidence of blocked heart arteries, the patients are sent home. Then, they return to the ER with the same symptoms. Until now. MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the few programs in the nation to have the innovative tool to find the culprit: coronary microvascular dysfunction, or CMD, a condition in which the heart’s tiniest arteries don’t dilate properly.