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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 13-2018: A 53-Year-Old Man with Cardiomyopathy and Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Timothy W. Churchill: A 53-year-old man was admitted to this hospital because of shock and recurrent ventricular tachycardia after defibrillator placement for nonischemic cardiomyopathy. The patient had been in his usual state of health until 4 weeks before this admission,…

PFO Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke
01/01/70 - Mr. Davis is a 63-year-old man who had an ischemic stroke 1 month ago and has come to you for follow-up. During his 2-day hospitalization, he underwent computed tomographic angiography of the arteries in his head and neck, and the results showed no evidence of stenosis, occlusion, or dissection.…

Case 12-2018: A 30-Year-Old Woman with Cardiac Arrest
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Emily C. Cleveland (Emergency Medicine): A 30-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department of this hospital because of cardiac arrest. On the morning of this presentation, the patient was found unresponsive in her bedroom. Her mother called emergency medical…

Relationship between Clinic and Ambulatory Blood-Pressure Measurements and Mortality
01/01/70 - Ambulatory blood-pressure data provide a more comprehensive assessment of blood pressure over the course of a day and have been reported to better predict health outcomes than blood pressure measured in the clinic (clinic blood pressure) or at home. Evidence for the influence of ambulatory blood…

ECG Pattern Associated with Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Occlusion
01/01/70 - A 36-year-old man presented to the emergency department with substernal chest tightness of 6 hours? duration. The chest tightness was initially intermittent but became persistent 1 hour before presentation. He was a current smoker with a smoking history of 10 pack-years. An electrocardiogram (ECG;…

The Value in an Ambulatory Blood-Pressure Registry
01/01/70 - Ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring provides the best confirmation of the presence of hypertension detected in the office setting. A systematic review sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality concluded that "evidence supports ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring as the reference…

Two-Year Outcomes with a Magnetically Levitated Cardiac Pump in Heart Failure
01/01/70 - Left ventricular assist systems are increasingly used in patients with advanced heart failure, and concerns about device durability due to pump thrombosis have emerged. An intrathoracic, fully magnetically levitated centrifugal-flow pump that was designed to prevent pump thrombosis has been…

A New Left Ventricular Assist Device ? Better, but Still Not Ideal
01/01/70 - The development of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), specifically the HeartMate II and the HeartWare HVAD, was a major advance in the treatment of advanced heart failure. However, complications of continuous-flow LVADs, some of which are thought to be a consequence of their…

Stream of Consciousness
01/01/70 - In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information, sharing his or her reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors? commentary follows. A 65-year-old man presented to an emergency room in…

A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops
01/01/70 - Non-Hispanic black men have the highest rate of hypertension-related death of any racial, ethnic, or sex group in the United States. Black men have less physician interaction than black women and lower rates of hypertension treatment and control, necessitating community outreach. Health outreach to…

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