May 1st, 2015

A Message from NEJM Group

Dear CardioExchange Members:

In 2009, NEJM Group launched CardioExchange as an experiment in creating an online community and fostering professional, clinical dialogue. The experiment was a valuable one, and for the past six years, CardioExchange has offered a unique perspective on developments in cardiology — shaped, in large part, by contributing members’ perspectives. Under the leadership of Dr. Harlan Krumholz, CardioExchange has been a forum for lively and articulate conversation about matters of importance to practicing clinicians and their patients.

Six years in, it’s time to look for ways to apply some of our community’s lessons elsewhere within NEJM Group. We will start this transition on May 15, when we will no longer post new material at As of May 29, the site will no longer be available. However, the CardioExchange archive will be posted on the NEJM Journal Watch site.

You can continue to find coverage of important developments in cardiology and other specialties with several offerings from NEJM Group. NEJM Journal Watch, which includes NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology (with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Krumholz), identifies and reviews key clinical research and guidelines. Physician’s First Watch is our daily medical news alert.

To continue to receive free alerts, click here to register for a weekly email from NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology or to register for Physician’s First Watch.

Thank you for your loyalty to and participation in CardioExchange. We are honored to have been a part of a larger dialogue about clinical medicine with you and the cardiology community. We look forward to continuing the conversation in new and different ways.

Jonathan Adler, MD

Clinical Strategy Editor, NEJM Group


10 Responses to “A Message from NEJM Group”

  1. Pablo Corral, MD says:

    Sad news.

  2. Vincenzo Pazzano, MD says:

    Thanks for these years of education and sharing. Please provide us instructions to easily reach the Cardioexchange archive once it will be posted on the NEJM JW site.

  3. Jean-Pierre Usdin, MD says:

    “professor Kanu CHATTERJE wake up they are becoming mad!”

    To my knowleledge there is no real exchange with JWatch and al. only comments without any answer (if the comment if accepted! which is not frequently the case)

    “professor Kanu CHATTERJE wake up they are becoming mad!”

  4. Jeff Dickey, MD says:

    Congratulations on an excellent run; Bravo!

  5. Karen Politis, MD says:

    So long, and thanks for keeping us informed on the latest developements in cardiology!

  6. Such a pity to note that CardioExchange is closing…It was a phenomenal portal to learn and to discuss cardiovascular issues. Journal Watch is great, but is not covering the same thing. Many other forums cover cardiovascular news, but a lot of them are somewhat biased; even inviting industry-tied people to present CME on their topic of industry involvement, without being editorialized/ balanced by academicians who don’t have COIs on that subject. CardioExchange was a great up-to-date source, a forum to openly discuss, and to learn a lot. And it was a lot of fun!

    So, there’d be a lot to miss. A big “Thank you” to CardioExchange leadership and staff, and to NEJM for having supported it for the past 6 years. I do hope that we will see it back in an improved form!

  7. Enrique Guadiana, MD says:

    I would like to present a variation and adaptation in the spirit of the original poem from Martin Niemöller. Since anybody know anything and taking in consideration you don’t fix something that is not broken. Then I choose to play when the ship goes down.

    First they came for the pharmacy, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Pharmacist.

    Then they came for the Patients, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a insurer.

    Then they came for the Hospitals, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Administrador.

    Then they came for the blog—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Maybe I am wrong. But is like I feel it.

  8. Very sorry to hear of this decision by NEJM group. This has been a valuable forum.

  9. Jonathan N. Adler, MD, MS says:

    I want to also voice my respect for the community that has made CardioExchange so appreciated by its members. The free-range discussions about topics of importance and sharing of perspectives really created the dynamism of CardioExchange. The decision to wind down this activity was not made lightly and recognized what a special place this has become. I’d like to add my thanks again for the privilege of collaborating with Harlan, John Ryan, Larry Huston, James Fang, Rick Lange, David Hillis, Andy Kates, James De Lemos, and from the MMS, Bob Dall, Editor Kristin Odmark, development guru Ador Yano, Matt O’Rourke, Steve DeMaio, Danielle Douglas, Wes Sharer, Betty Barrer, Sharon Salinger, Amy Herman, and the colleague physician bloggers and commenters too numerous to mention.