Robert A. Kloner MD PhD


Endocarditis

Discusses infection of the heart’s valves or inner lining (endocardium). Covers cause by bacteria (bacterial endocarditis) or fungi (fungal endocarditis). Looks at symptoms like fever. Covers treatment with medicines or possibly surgery.

Carotid Angioplasty

During carotid angioplasty (also called carotid artery stenting), a small, expandable tube called a stent is permanently inserted into the carotid artery. To insert the stent, the doctor uses another tube called a catheter. The doctor inserts the catheter into a large artery-most often the femoral artery in the…

High Blood Pressure: Taking Medicines Properly

Covers importance of taking the right dose of the right high blood pressure medicines at the right time. Explains how medicines control high blood pressure. Includes working with your doctor to make a plan for taking your medicines.

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…