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,...

Carotid Endarterectomy

During carotid endarterectomy, your surgeon: Makes a cut in your neck just below the jaw. Opens the carotid artery and carefully removes the plaque. May sew (graft) a man-made patch onto the carotid artery to widen or repair the artery. Closes the artery and skin incisions with stitches.

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, sometimes called “hardening of the arteries,” occurs when cholesterol, calcium, and other substances build up in the inner lining of the arteries, forming a material called plaque. Over time, plaque buildup may narrow the artery and limit blood flow through it. Coronary artery disease is atherosclerosis…

Cardiovascular system

The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and blood vessels. The blood vessels include arteries and veins. The heart pumps blood from the lungs out to the rest of the body. The blood vessels deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carry waste products to the organs responsible for elimination. The arteries…

Angioplastia coronaria

Arteria coronaria estrechada u obstruida Las arterias coronarias son los vasos sanguíneos que suministran sangre rica en oxígeno al músculo cardíaco. La enfermedad de las arterias coronarias puede hacer que se acumule placa en el interior de las paredes de las arterias coronarias. La placa está formada por cantidades…