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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.

Levosimendan for Hemodynamic Support after Cardiac Surgery
01/01/70 - Every year, more than 1 million patients undergo cardiac surgery in the United States and Europe. Acute perioperative left ventricular dysfunction is a major complication affecting up to 20% of such patients and is associated with increased mortality. Inotropic drugs (catecholamines and…

Uninterrupted Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation
01/01/70 - Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is a well-established treatment for symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Guidelines have incorporated catheter ablation of symptomatic atrial fibrillation as a class 1 or 2 indication, depending on previous antiarrhythmic treatment and type of atrial…

Levosimendan in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
01/01/70 - Cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass is a common procedure, with more than 1 million operations performed annually in the United States and Europe. Increasingly, patients who are referred for cardiac surgery are older and have multiple coexisting conditions, as compared with those…

Rivaroxaban or Aspirin for Extended Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism
01/01/70 - Venous thromboembolism, which includes deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is the third most common cause of vascular death after myocardial infarction and stroke. The mainstay of treatment is anticoagulation, and in patients without active cancer, guidelines suggest the use of direct oral…

Fractional Flow Reserve?Guided Multivessel Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction
01/01/70 - Patients presenting with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are best treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the infarct-related coronary artery and the implantation of stents. Approximately 50% of these patients have additional, severe stenotic lesions in…

Reduced-Intensity Rivaroxaban for the Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism
01/01/70 - Warfarin and direct oral anticoagulant agents prevent recurrent venous thromboembolism. When a first episode of venous thromboembolism occurs in association with a transient risk factor (e.g. surgery), treatment can be stopped after 3 months. With persistent and strong risk factors, such as cancer,…

Use of the Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio or Fractional Flow Reserve in PCI
01/01/70 - For the past 20 years, physiological measurements obtained during invasive procedures have been used to guide coronary revascularization. Pioneering work supported the use of flow measurements to make safe decisions about revascularization, but this approach was soon superseded by the use of…

Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio versus Fractional Flow Reserve to Guide PCI
01/01/70 - Coronary revascularization is warranted only if a patient has one or more coronary-artery stenoses that are hemodynamically important. Large randomized studies have shown that fractional flow reserve (FFR) is superior to angiographic assessment for the detection of hemodynamically important…

Assessment of Stable Coronary Lesions
01/01/70 - In recent years, concerns have been raised about the appropriateness of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with stable coronary artery disease. One objective measure that is used to assess the potential benefit of revascularization is fractional flow reserve (FFR). FFR…

Complete Revascularization in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction?
01/01/70 - Between 40 and 50% of patients who present with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have multivessel coronary artery disease. Joint guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology recommend treatment of the…

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