Robert A. Kloner MD PhD


Rhabdomyolysis

Top of the pageRhabdomyolysisRhabdomyolysis is a process in which dying muscle cells cause the toxic buildup of certain substances in the blood. Some of these substances are creatine, myoglobin, aldolase, potassium, and lactate dehydrogenase. Left untreated,...

Endocarditis

Endocarditis (say “en-doh-kar-DY-tus”) is an infection of the heart’s valves or inner lining (endocardium). It is caused by bacteria or, in rare cases, by fungi. Prompt treatment can help prevent permanent damage to the heart. If it isn’t treated soon, it can lead to more serious problems, such as heart failure or heart…

How High Blood Pressure Damages Arteries

High blood pressure means that blood is pushing too hard against artery walls. The force of this blood can damage the delicate inner lining of the artery walls. If this inner lining is damaged, fat and calcium can build up in the artery wall, forming a plaque. This plaque makes the artery stiff (atherosclerosis). This…

Endoarteriectomía carotídea

Durante la endoarteriectomía carotídea, el cirujano: Realiza un corte en el cuello, justo debajo de la mandíbula. Abre la arteria carótida y extrae la placa cuidadosamente. Puede coser (injertar) un parche artificial en la arteria carótida para ensanchar o reparar la arteria. Cierra las incisiones de la arteria y la…