Robert A. Kloner MD PhD


Heart anatomy

Your heart has four separate chambers that pump blood. The chambers are called the right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, and left ventricle. The right side of your heart receives oxygen-poor blood from your veins (the vena cava) and pumps it to your lungs (through the pulmonary artery), where the blood picks up…

Hypertensive Emergency

A hypertensive emergency is very high blood pressure that damages the body. It can cause damage to the brain, heart, eyes, or kidneys A hypertensive emergency needs immediate care. Quick-acting medicines are used to lower blood pressure. The cause may be unknown. Or the problem may be caused by medicine or another…

White-Coat Hypertension

White-coat (or office) hypertension refers to blood pressure that rises above its usual level when it is measured in a clinic setting, such as a doctor’s office, where a nurse or doctor may be wearing a white lab coat. White-coat hypertension is more common in people who have high blood pressure than it is in people who…