Carsten M Schmalfuss

Carsten M Schmalfuss, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 548-6000
Business Email: schmac@ufl.edu

About Carsten M Schmalfuss

Carsten Schmalfuss is an associate clinical professor and received his MD from the University of Essen, Germany in 1991. He completed a 2-year residency in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and a year of Cardiology fellowship before coming to the United States in 1995. Here he completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Cardiology at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Following this he became a full time Staff Cardiologist at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida in 2002. At the same time he joined the Faculty of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UF, where he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. He was appointed Chief, Section of Cardiology at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in September 2011.

His field of interest is noninvasive Cardiac Imaging, particularly the use of CT and MRI. He is also involved in several pilot projects using Telemedicine in outpatient cardiac care of veterans and the evaluation of new medical treatment options for coronary artery disease and heart failure.  Dr. Schmalfuss is a scientific member of the VA Central IRB.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiac MR and the Society of Cardiac CT.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7203 Senior Medicine Clerk

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Subspecialties
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Heart CT scan
  • Heart MRI
  • Heart and vascular services

Publications

2022
Longitudinal changes in cardiac function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy population as measured by magnetic resonance imaging.
BMC cardiovascular disorders. 22(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12872-022-02688-5. [PMID] 35681116.
2020
Continuous Wearable Monitoring Analytics Predict Heart Failure Hospitalization: The LINK-HF Multicenter Study.
Circulation. Heart failure. 13(3) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.119.006513. [PMID] 32093506.
2019
Electronic consults for improving specialty care access for veterans.
The American journal of managed care. 25(5):250-253 [PMID] 31120719.
2017
A specialty-specific, multimodality educational quality improvement initiative to deimplement rarely appropriate myocardial perfusion imaging.
Open heart. 4(1) [DOI] 10.1136/openhrt-2017-000589. [PMID] 28674630.
2017
Simulation-based training of transesophageal echocardiography for cardiology fellows.
Journal of echocardiography. 15(3):147-149 [DOI] 10.1007/s12574-016-0325-1. [PMID] 27914039.
2016
Baseline Hemodynamics and Response to Contrast Media During Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization Predict Adverse Events in Heart Failure Patients.
Circulation. Heart failure. 9(7) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.115.002529. [PMID] 27382090.
2016
Physician-level variation in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and the use of angiography among Veterans with elevated troponin.
Military Medical Research. 3 [DOI] 10.1186/s40779-016-0090-5. [PMID] 27458522.
2016
Predictors of short- and long-term mortality in hospitalized veterans with elevated troponin.
Journal of hospital medicine. 11(11):773-777 [DOI] 10.1002/jhm.2619. [PMID] 27256219.
2014
Incidence of acute kidney injury after intravenous administration of iodixanol for computed tomographic angiography.
International journal of cardiology. 177(3):1129-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.08.054. [PMID] 25183538.
2013
A Multidisciplinary Disease Management Program Offers Sustained Improvement in Heart Failure-Specific Quality of Life
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2013
Correlation Between Disease-Specific Quality of Life Tools in Recently Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients
. 19
2013
Quality of Life Is Equally Impaired in Reduced and Preserved Ejection Fraction Heart Failure After Hospitalization
. 19:S41-S42
2011
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Clinical cardiology. 34(3):145-6 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.20898. [PMID] 21400541.
2009
A Novel Heart Failure Disease Management Strategy Reduces Heart Failure Readmissions in Veterans With Heart Failure
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2009
Heart Failure-Specific Quality of Life Is Variably Impaired in Veterans With Heart Failure
. 15
2009
Incidence of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy With Intravenous Administration of Contrast Medium Iodixanol for Computed Tomographic Angiography
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 53
2009
Low Utilization of Aldosterone Antagonists (Aa) and Digoxin Upon Hospital Discharge in Veterans Consulted To a Two-Tiered Interventional, Multi-Disciplinary Heart Failure Disease Management Program (Hfdmp)
. 15
2009
Quality of Life Differences in Heart Failure Drug Combinations
. 15
2009
Sociodemographic Barriers To Implementation of Heart Failure Disease Management Within a Veterans Administration Medical Center
. 15
2008
Telehealth Management of Heart Failure Improves Cardiac Remodeling
Journal of Cardiac Failure. 14(6):S114-S115 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.06.398.
2007
Association of diurnal blood pressure pattern with risk of hospitalization or death in men with heart failure.
Journal of cardiac failure. 13(8):656-62 [PMID] 17923358.
2007
Magnetic resonance imaging of primary cardiac lymphoma.
Clinical cardiology. 30(3):144-5 [PMID] 17385706.
2006
Mental stress provokes ischemia in coronary artery disease subjects without exercise- or adenosine-induced ischemia.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 47(5):987-91 [PMID] 16516082.
2005
Early outcomes of a care coordination-enhanced telehome care program for elderly veterans with chronic heart failure.
Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 11(1):20-7 [PMID] 15785217.
2003
Pharmacological treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Drugs. 63(7):637-47 [PMID] 12656644.
2002
Systolic compression of the left anterior descending coronary artery: a case series, review of the literature, and therapeutic options including stenting.
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions. 56(1):58-63 [PMID] 11979535.
1974
Analysis of failures in the prevention of retinal detachment.
Modern problems in ophthalmology. 12:93-6 [PMID] 4425481.

Education

Fellowship – Cardiovascular Disease
2001 · University of Florida
Residency – Medicine
1998 · University of Florida
Internship – Medicine
1996 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1991 · University of Essen, Germany

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 548-6000
Emails:
Business:
schmac@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100288
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PO Box 100288
GAINESVILLE FL 32610