Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Chicago, IL
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

Chicago, IL
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My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Chicago, IL

About

Bio

I'm a board certified cardiologist and physician-scientist. My clinical area of focus is Sports Cardiology—the cardiovascular care of athletes. My research area of focus is on applying nanotechnology approaches to understanding how high-density lipoproteins (HDL) work, with an ultimate goal of finding new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies leveraging the potential of HDL biology to protect against cardiovascular disease. My clinical and research training has all been at Northwestern University. My undergraduate background is in Biomedical Engineering. I graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2003, and continued on to pursue residency, fellowship, and research training there.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

206 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
18 years experience Cardiology
Supplies blood: the CV system supplies blood to all the other systems in the body to help deliver oxygen and remove waste.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
18 years experience Cardiology
Check for heart atta: Troponin is measured to check for a heart attack, as troponin t is a specific protein that only the heart makes. If it is in the blood it means some h ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
18 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on the cause of the CHF. If the CHF is because of a low ejection fraction, beta blockers ,ace inhibitors and other medicines can help stren ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mutharasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mutharasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mutharasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks doc. I was getting worried during exercise. Anxiety likely
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! All tests on my heart were normal. Proair & reflux seem to affect it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! That's what I thought but I was just pretty nervous

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Completed 2006

Awards

Northwestern University Searle Teaching Fellowship
Department of Medicine Teaching Award
Dixon Translational Research Grant Award

Affiliations

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
American Heart Association
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