Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

All posts by Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

April 15th, 2014

Cardiology and the Medicare Data Avalanche

Harlan Krumholz discusses the Medicare data that was recently released to the public.

February 27th, 2014

Poor Medical Research: What Has Changed in 20 Years?

A recent blog and a 20-year-old editorial has Harlan Krumholz wondering: Why there is so much poor medical research?

February 13th, 2014

Fellows: Want to Blog for CardioExchange at ACC.14?


CardioExchange is looking for fellows to blog at ACC.14 in Washington, DC next month.

February 13th, 2014

Roman DeSanctis, One of the Greats, Retires


Harlan Krumholz interviews Roman DeSanctis, one of the most influential physicians of his career, upon his retirement.

January 22nd, 2014

SERIES: Making Sense of the New Prevention Guidelines — The View from Clinical Practice

A series of clinical vignettes involving decisions affected by the recently published prevention guidelines (JNC 8, ACC/AHA, ESC)

December 27th, 2013

2013 In Review: Our Top 12 Posts


After an incredibly busy year we took a moment to reflect on our top stories. In no particular order, these are among the most viewed posts on CardioExchange over the past year. My personal favorite of the year was Victor Montori’s questioning of PRAMI. Take a look and let us know what was your favorite feature […]

December 11th, 2013

Inside The KDIGO Guideline On Lipid Management In Patients With CKD


Recently the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Lipid Management in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline was published in Kidney International. Now a synopsis has appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Harlan Krumholz spoke with the co-chairman of the guideline, Marcello Tonelli. Krumholz: Like the new US Guidelines, the KDIGO Guideline abandons targets. Were you aware of the US Guidelines or did […]

October 3rd, 2013

Fellows: Want to Blog for CardioExchange at AHA.13?


CardioExchange editors Harlan Krumholz and John Ryan are looking for fellows to blog for CardioExchange at the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions from November 16th through the 20th in Dallas. If you are interested in blogging, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

September 10th, 2013

Have We Solved The Problem of Ghostwriting?

Several years ago, in the midst of the Vioxx litigation, I became aware of the practice of ghostwriting throughout academic medicine. In general, marketing arms of pharmaceutical companies wanted to seed the peer-reviewed journals with articles published by academics. They would identify an academic and provide him or her drafts of the article. Sometimes they […]

September 9th, 2013

Nontechnical Skills Matter in the Cardiac Operating Room


Joyce A. Wahr discusses the importance of teamwork and communication in performing cardiac surgery, as described in a new AHA scientific statement.