NEW YORK – October 26, 2016 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the new TCTMD (www.tctmd.com), the leading online resource for cutting-edge news and information in interventional cardiology and beyond. 

Since 2000, TCTMD.com has provided outstanding, comprehensive news and education in the ever-evolving field of cardiovascular medicine. The fully reconfigured and redesigned website features arresting graphics, an elegant layout, and more intuitive navigation. Among the highlights are a vastly improved search tool, more opportunities for interaction and personalization, and curated content that efficiently tells visitors the most important news or information they need to know without losing sight of other topics that will also pique their interest. The design is also fully responsive and optimized for mobile, enhancing how it looks and operates on handheld devices and tablets.

“We’re very proud of TCTMD’s new design,” said Joshua Hartman, MBA, Executive Director of the CRF Center for Education, and one of the founders of TCTMD. “For over 15 years, we’ve strived to produce exceptional cardiovascular content for physicians and healthcare professionals. And now we have a modern and sophisticated new home to showcase it.”

“TCTMD is already known for delivering some of the best cardiology news coverage online,” said Shelley Wood, CRF’s Editorial Director and Managing Editor of TCTMD. “We hope that this redesign helps strengthen TCTMD’s role as the premier destination for clinical trial results, hot topics and controversies, slide presentations, clinical guideline summaries, and everything else relevant to the field. We want readers coming to the website for one type of content to engage with other, related content. To be able to offer slides, for example, or video commentary, that accompany a study we’ve covered as news just enriches the experience for the visitor.”

At the outset of their 2-year effort, the TCTMD redesign team conducted focus groups and surveys to better understand what was most important to users and where the site could improve.

“We coupled that valuable input with feedback from our own internal editorial and digital teams at CRF to refine our goals and objectives,” said Stephanie Gutch, Associate Director of TCTMD/Digital who spearheaded the initiative. “We then partnered with a design and development firm who helped strategize and execute this long-awaited update. The site is going to continually evolve and grow with

our users. We’re looking forward to seeing how people engage with our content and will make future enhancements based on this.”

TCTMD’s New Features:

* Immediate access to breaking news as well as the opportunity to dive deeper into complex subjects 

* Clinically focused subsections that allow you to immerse yourself in rich condition-specific content

* Enhanced and improved search

* More intuitive navigation between related content: news, slides, video, live cases and more

* Ample opportunities to stumble across unique content you didn't know you were looking for

About CRF and TCTMD

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve the survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. 

TCTMD is the leading online resource for cutting-edge news and information in interventional cardiovascular medicine, and beyond. Since its launch in 2000, TCTMD has delivered news, information, and learning on demand for today’s interventional cardiologists and serves as an online clearinghouse of educational materials presented at TCT and other CRF conferences. TCTMD is owned and operated by CRF. 

For more information, visit www.crf.org and www.tctmd.com.

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