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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.

Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty
01/01/70 - Deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (collectively known as venous thromboembolism) are well-recognized complications after total hip or total knee arthroplasty. The perioperative administration of anticoagulant prophylaxis has proved to reduce the rates of death and complications associated…

Influenza Season and ARDS after Cardiac Surgery
01/01/70 - To the Editor: A number of concurrent risk factors are associated with development of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). One such risk factor might be asymptomatic respiratory viral infection ? for example, influenza ? which could prime the lungs for ARDS in patients with another overt…

Hybrid Strategy to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism after Joint Arthroplasty
01/01/70 - Total hip and total knee replacement procedures offer the potential to relieve pain and disability, but both surgeries expose patients to a substantial risk of venous thromboembolism. Most experts agree that postoperative pharmacologic prophylaxis is warranted, but different clinical practice…

Edoxaban for the Treatment of Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism
01/01/70 - Venous thromboembolism is a common complication of cancer and its therapy. Treatment of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism is challenging, and the risks of recurrent thrombosis and bleeding are higher among patients with cancer than among those without cancer. These two complications are…

Initial Treatment of Hypertension
01/01/70 - This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the author?s clinical recommendations. A 56-year-old woman presents…

Outcomes after Angiography with Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetylcysteine
01/01/70 - Acute kidney injury associated with the administration of contrast material during angiography can result in death, accelerated progression of underlying chronic kidney disease, and the need for dialysis, along with substantial increases in health care costs. The periprocedural administration of…

Prevention of Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury
01/01/70 - Contrast-associated acute kidney injury signifies a severe and usually reversible decline in kidney function that may develop within 72 hours after intravascular administration of iodinated contrast material. The condition is usually defined as an increase in the serum creatinine level of more than…

Edoxaban for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer
01/01/70 - Cancer is a strong risk factor for venous thromboembolism. For decades, standard treatment for all patients with venous thromboembolism consisted of heparin followed by warfarin. The rate of recurrent venous thromboembolism among patients receiving warfarin was consistently higher in those with…

Redefining Hypertension ? Assessing the New Blood-Pressure Guidelines
01/01/70 - Like physical guidelines designed to ensure that hikers stay on the safest path through tricky terrain, expert medical guidelines aim to steer clinicians toward best practices. The new Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults issued by the…

Post-Transplantation Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Adults
01/01/70 - Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are defined as lymphomas that occur after transplantation (Figure 1). Recipients of solid-organ or allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplants have an increased risk of cancers related to immunosuppression and the Epstein?Barr virus…

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