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May 15th, 2015

Good Night, and Good Luck

A final farewell from the CardioExchange editors


May 13th, 2015

Get a Grip: Global Study Finds Grip Strength Is a Simple and Powerful Predictor Of Death

A large global study finds that grip strength is a simple, powerful, and broadly applicable test that can help predict the risk of death and cardiovascular disease. The new findings from the Prospective Urban-Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study were based on data from nearly 140,000 adults in 17 countries. The study participants had their grip strength […]


May 12th, 2015

Diet Drug Study Crashes and Burns in the Wake of Leaked Results

The ill-fated Light trial, which was supposed to examine the cardiovascular outcomes of the weight loss drug Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and bupropion marketed by Orexigen and Takeda, came to a spectacular halt today. The action was probably inevitable given the extreme controversy generated earlier this year when it became known that Orexigen had widely disseminated results from an early […]


May 11th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: May 11th

This week’s topics include a comparison of catheter ablation for persistent AF, left atrial appendage exclusion with the Lariat device, the obesity paradox in type 2 diabetes, and more.


May 11th, 2015

Prominent Harvard Cardiologist Moves to Google X to Head Large Study

Here’s a clear sign of the ascending role of digital/precision/personalized medicine: a prominent cardiologist has left a top academic and clinical position in Boston to run a large, innovative study in Silicon Valley. Jessica Mega was widely perceived as a rising star at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has now joined Google X, Google’s research arm, […]


May 7th, 2015

Big Data, Big Problems

Calling attention to the health data generated by today’s wearable devices, John Ryan wonders: Who ultimately owns this information and what can they do with it?


May 7th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: May 7th

This week’s topics are a comparison of a retrievable inferior vena cava filter plus anticoagulation vs. anticogulation alone for recurrent PE, the cost effectiveness and population impact of statins for primary prevention in U.S. adults age 75 and older, and more.


May 7th, 2015

Advocates Say Precision Medicine Could Lead to Enormous Benefits

Personalized and precision medicine (PPM) could deliver hundreds of billions of dollars worth of improved health in the next 50 years in the United States, writes Victor Dzau, the new president of the Institute of Medicine, and coauthors in a Viewpoint published in the Lancet. The authors used a health simulation model to estimate the effect of […]


May 1st, 2015

A Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Harlan Krumholz reflects on the CardioExchange community.


May 1st, 2015

A Message from NEJM Group

An important notification about CardioExchange