What's New in 20011?

The Continuing Medical Implementation® Website www.cvtoolbox.com has seen ongoing growth in activity with over 210,000 sessions,720,000 pageviews and over 5,000,000 hits in the last year. This includes approximately 575 sessions per day and over 220GB of data transferred. The CVToolbox™ has become a premier Continuing Medical Implementation® (CMI) site. In terms of concept, scope or content there is not an equivalent patient health management site. The CVToolbox™ will help change the way we access, translate, utilize and integrate knowledge into practice. This paradigm shift from CME to CPD to CMI is essential in order to Bridge the Care Gap. We thank you for visiting this site and encourage you to make your colleagues and patients aware of this unique web resource.

The Changes
The site has undergone considerable expansion since initiation. New sections and updates have appeared in the areas of chest pain evaluation and anti-anginal therapeutic strategy, acute coronary syndromes (ACS) slideshow, ACS nomenclature and ACS management, post MI risk stratification and post MI pharmacotherapy, atrial fibrillation management, congestive heart failure management, hypertension evidence and management, cardiac physical examination slideshows, links and heart sounds and ECG rounds.

Packages of information have been provided for download including:

A large number of other slide shows have been added and are available for download. The links section has been expanded to include a broad range of CME sites, cardiology portals, journal links and patient education links. The Sponsors Page has been updated to include links to key clinical trials.

The Guide for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention and the Heart Failure Survival Kit have been updated and expanded. The Guide for Comprehensive Risk Reduction and Guide for Heart Failure Management have been updated to synchronize with the latest evidence and Guideline updates. The Statin Cost Efficacy Grid has been revised to reflect updated pricing and CWG Guideline revisions. Lipid Optimization Tool Research presentations have been added with a new Research section to the website. New links have been added to the Risk Calculators and CVD in Women pages.

The Atrial Fibrillation section has been updated to highlight with the latest CCS Consensus Conference. The Congestive Heart Failure section has been updated to incorporate the latest anti-arrhythmic device evidence. The Hypertension section has been updated to incorporate the 2011 CHEP Guidelines for diagnosis and management of hypertension.

The site has been reviewed in the ON the Net feature of the CMAJ. Click here to read the review.

Navigation of the site has improved with a Guided Tour for patients and Key links to trials and implementation tools for physicians and other medical and paramedical visitors.
Both The Guide for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention and The Heart Failure Survival Kit have been comprehensively updated.

Joel Niznick MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor-Division of Cardiology
Ottawa General & Riverside Sites - Ottawa Hospital
Managing Partner-Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre
President-Continuing Medical Implementation Inc.




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Please note: CVToolbox.com, its contents and downloads, are no longer actively maintained and remain online for historical purposes as a legacy site.