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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Cardiology
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Cardiology. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Case 33-2018: A 57-Year-Old Man with Confusion, Fever, Malaise, and Weight Loss
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Joshua A. Cohen (Medicine): A 57-year-old man presented to this hospital with confusion, cough, fever, and unintentional weight loss. The patient had been in his usual state of health until approximately 7 weeks before this presentation, when malaise and anorexia…

COMMANDER HF ? A Trial and an Answer
31/12/69 - Patients with heart failure and a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction are at high risk for complications and death, despite the proven benefits of established medications and devices. Several newer medications that have been tested in this context have not yielded positive results or have…

Rivaroxaban in Patients with Heart Failure, Sinus Rhythm, and Coronary Disease
31/12/69 - After an episode of worsening chronic heart failure, rates of readmission to the hospital and of death are high, especially in the first few months. Activation of thrombin-related pathways may contribute to disease progression by inducing inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and arterial and…

Lorcaserin ? Elixir or Liability?
31/12/69 - More than 1.9 billion adults worldwide (39%) are overweight; of these adults, more than 650 million (13%) are obese, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States alone, recent studies suggest that more than 40% of adults are obese. A nonpharmacologic approach consisting of…

Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis after Hospitalization for Medical Illness
31/12/69 - Patients who are hospitalized for acute medical illnesses, such as heart failure, respiratory insufficiency, stroke, and infectious or inflammatory diseases, are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism. Validated risk scores that include additional factors, such as a lack of mobility, advanced…

Cardiovascular Safety of Lorcaserin in Overweight or Obese Patients
31/12/69 - The prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled during the past 40 years worldwide. As of 2016, 13% of adults globally were obese, with rates as high as 40% in several countries, including the United States. (Obesity is defined as a body-mass index [BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square…

Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly
31/12/69 - Dramatic increases in life expectancy over the past century have led to a substantial demographic shift toward an aging society in many countries. Thus, maintaining good health in older persons is an increasingly important public health aim. Cardiovascular diseases are among the principal causes of…

Coronary CT Angiography and 5-Year Risk of Myocardial Infarction
31/12/69 - Patients with stable chest pain suggestive of coronary heart disease can be evaluated with a variety of noninvasive stress tests that incorporate electrocardiography, radionuclide scintigraphy, echocardiography, or magnetic resonance imaging. Over the past 50 years or more, these techniques have…

Circulating Extracellular Vesicles in Human Disease
31/12/69 - It is well known that cells release fluid-filled sacs (vesicles) to the extracellular environment during cell death, or apoptosis, but it has been increasingly recognized that healthy cells may also release vesicles in the process of normal functions. Vesicles that are released by healthy cells…

Imaging Coronary Anatomy and Reducing Myocardial Infarction
31/12/69 - In 1998, the Journal published one of the early studies evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA), as compared with invasive coronary angiography, for the detection of obstructive coronary artery disease. Subsequent studies have established that…

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