SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

March 17, 2008 15:06 ET

ORLive and TCTMD Collaboration Enhances Educational Opportunities for Interventional Cardiologists and Other Interventional Vascular Physicians

WEST HARTFORD, CT and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - OR-Live, Inc. and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced today a collaboration to provide the interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine community with a destination portal for Web 2.0 educational videos. OR-Live has established a new paradigm in medical education with the use of streaming video, while TCTMD is the leading, targeted destination site for these professionals offering a wealth of on-line educational opportunities. A new OR-Live virtual broadcast center within TCTMD will enhance existing professional development.

Programs that are now immediately available include these topics: Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Patent Foramen Ovale closure, Repair of A Complex Congenital Cardiac Defect, Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Additional programs will be added in the near future including a Hybrid Maze procedure from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Joshua Hartman, Director and Managing Editor, TCTMD, said, "Our collaboration with OR-Live will provide our subscribers with a new and exciting educational avenue, complementing the currently available on-line educational opportunities." Ross Joel, CEO of OR-Live, commented, "We are excited about our affiliation with TCTMD, which is clearly one of the most prestigious interventional cardiology and endovascular medical education sites."


TCTMD is the most comprehensive on-line resource in interventional cardiology and the percutaneous treatment of cardiovascular disease. Launched in 2000, TCTMD provides clinicians and industry professionals several ways to keep up-to-date in the ever-evolving field, including news and data from journals and conferences as well as information about the latest devices and drugs used in the daily practice of interventional vascular therapies. For more information, visit

TCTMD is produced and administered by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). CRF's mission is to strive to improve the quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease. The organization's goal is to advance the development and use of safe and effective minimally invasive cardiovascular treatments. For more information, visit

About OR-Live, Inc.

OR-Live has become worldwide leader in medical broadcasting by anticipating and satisfying the medical communication needs of our users. OR-Live is the Web's largest source of live and on-demand surgical video from leading hospitals and academic institutions from around the World. Moreover, the OR-Live audience is increasingly a global one, with viewers hailing from nearly 200 countries. The quality and scope of information available through OR-Live has turned the portal into a medical educational tool that is making modern medicine more accessible to healthcare professionals and patients. OR-Live has the reach, audience and content that continues to enhance its standing as the pioneer in medical broadcasting.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    OR-Live, Inc.
    860-953-2900 x 214
    Email Contact

    Joshua D. Hartman
    Director, Web Sites
    Managing Editor, TCTMD
    Cardiovascular Research Foundation
    111 E. 59th St., 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    T: 212-851-9350
    F: 212-851-9180
    E: Email Contact