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,...

Heart Tests: When Do You Need Them?

Heart tests can help your doctor find out if you are at risk for a heart problem, if you have a heart problem, and what treatment you need. There are many heart tests. Most are noninvasive, which means that your doctor does not insert a device into your body for the test. Many of the tests provide still or moving images…

Quick Tips: Taking Charge of Your Angina

Most people who have stable angina can control their symptoms by taking medicines as prescribed and nitroglycerin when needed. Staying active is also important. Before you get started, ask your doctor what kind of activities would be good for you. But if prescription medicines and activity don’t help you manage your…

Anatomía del corazón

El corazón tiene cuatro cavidades distintas que bombean sangre. Las cavidades se llaman aurícula derecha, ventrículo derecho, aurícula izquierda y ventrículo izquierdo. El lado derecho del corazón recibe sangre pobre en oxígeno de las venas (la vena cava) y la bombea hacia los pulmones (por la arteria pulmonar), donde…