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Good Night, and Good Luck (15 May 2015)

CardioExchange Editors, Staff

A final farewell from the CardioExchange editors

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: May 11th (11 May 2015)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

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.

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Big Data, Big Problems (7 May 2015)

John Ryan, MD

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?

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: May 7th (7 May 2015)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

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.

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A Message from the Editor-in-Chief (1 May 2015)

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

Harlan Krumholz reflects on the CardioExchange community.

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A Message from NEJM Group (1 May 2015)

Jonathan N. Adler, MD, MS

An important notification about CardioExchange

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The Baltimore Protests: A Call for Physicians to Become Mentors (1 May 2015)

Paul S. Chan, MD, MS

Paul Chan discusses how the Baltimore riots should call physicians to action.

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Red Yeast Rice: Let’s Lower Cholesterol with Unknown Amounts of a Statin (1 May 2015)

Anthony Pearson, MD

Anthony Pearson wonders why some patients would choose unregulated “natural” cholesterol-lowering dietary supplements over safe and effective prescription statins.

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Fallout from the Baltimore Protests: QCOR 2015 Canceled (29 Apr 2015)

Brahmajee Kartik Nallamothu, MD, MPH

Brahmajee Nallamothu, the chair of the 2015 Quality of Care and Outcomes Research meeting, reflects on its cancelation.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: April 27th (27 Apr 2015)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include a contemporary appraisal of the heart-failure epidemic in Olmstead County, Minnesota, and a study of ex-vivo perfusion of donor hearts for human heart transplantation.