DELAND – Interventional Cardiologist Michel Vandormael, MD, has joined the medical staff at Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue, DeLand.
Dr. Vandormael’s expertise includes angiograms for discovering heart and vascular problems; angioplasty and stenting for blocked of narrowed arteries; atherectomy to remove plaque deposits inside blood vessels; balloon valvuloplasty for narrowed cardiac valves; catheter-based treatment of septal defects; coronary thrombectomy to remove blood clots; and percutaneous valve repair.
He is board-certified by the Belgium Board of Internal Medicine and Belgium Board of Cardiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Liège in Belgium, where he also performed his residency in internal medicine. Dr. Vandormael also completed a fellowship in cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute in Canada.
Dr. Vandormael helped pioneer the development of interventional cardiology in the 1980s, as well as develop balloon valvuloplasty. He has been practicing interventional cardiology for more than 30 years and has cared for patients at hospitals in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, France and Germany.
He has served as the principal investigator for numerous clinical trials in the investigation of catheter-based treatments for coronary and valvular heart disease. Additionally, he has published more than 200 articles, abstracts and books for professional publications, such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation.
Dr. Vandormael joins Florida Hospital DeLand after its recent licensure to provide Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), such as stents and angioplasties, to restore blood flow of blocked vessels that bring vital blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. As of July 5, patients no longer need to leave the area to receive this life-saving treatment.