Website of the Month: CardioBrief.org

July 21, 2009

Each month, the MDNG editors select one outstanding, must-visit website that offers the tools, information, and resources busy physicians need to deliver the highest quality care to their patients.

Each month, the MDNG editors select one outstanding, must-visit website that offers the tools, information, and resources busy physicians need to deliver the highest quality care to their patients.

CARDIOBRIEF IS INDEED “a one-stop source for links to new and important information of interest to cardiologists and other cardiovascular healthcare professionals.” Written by Larry Husten, former editor of TheHeart.org, CardioBrief offers daily roundups of the latest cardiology study results, FDA recommendations, product announcements, and more. Visitors will find summaries of the most important breaking news stories in all facets of cardiology, complete with links to the original sources, supporting information and resources, and Husten’s informed take on the news, offering concise and penetrating analysis. Recent coverage at CardioBrief has included updates on the Jonathan Leo/JAMA conflict-of- interest controversy, commentary on the COURAGE study, a variety of articles on the approval of prasugrel, and news about the early termination of the ARBITER 6-HALTS trial. Posts on hot-button topics are grouped under the heading “Controversies,” which makes it easy for readers to survey information and comments about the most talked about topics in cardiology and healthcare.

Visitors to CardioBrief will also find links to industry news and other third-party content. Stay up to date with the latest CardioBrief postings by signing up for e-mail updates or subscribing to the CardioBrief RSS feed. A separate RSS feed for comments to articles is also available.