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Timeline

  • December 2014: Passed the 2 million visits / year landmark to the Cardionetworks sites
  • June 2014: Scientific oral presentation about Brugadadrugs.org at the Cardiostim 2014 congress and publication of a paper on drug use in Long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome in cooperation with Credible- Meds’ chair prof. Ray Woosley.
  • May 2014: Syncopedia has been launched in cooperation with drs Wieling and De Lange.
  • March 2014: Martijn Meuwissen (treasurer) and Ivo van der Bilt (secretary) hand their positions over to Christian van der Werf (treasurer) and Pieter Postema (secretary).
  • December 2013: Pieter Postema, MD PhD, has joined the board. Scientific publication covering brugadadrugs.org in Europace. In collaboration with the Healt[e]Foundation the major chapters of the Textbook of Cardiology were completed. Textbook of Cardiology receives the Health on the Net Honcode certification. iBook for iPad version of ECGpedia online.
  • December 2012: Server upgrade. In collaboration with the Healt[e]Foundation the Textbook of Cardiology project is commenced Increasing amount of spam on our websites necessitates to shut down direct edit options on our websites. Increasing number of visits to ECHOpedia.org
  • December 2011: Scientific oral presentation about Brugadadrugs.org at the 4th Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Session 10,000,000th pageview recorded on ECGpedia Cardionetworks foundation website redesigned. Pocket reference cards of PCIpedia and ECHOpedia published Moodle.ecgpedia.org online in a test version, a formal version of the ECG course with exam questions. Also free.
  • October 2011: More than 8.000.000 pageviews on ECGpedia in total. ECGpedia now has 2000-3000 unique visitors a day.
  • October 2011: In a collaboration with Wikipedia, Cardionetworks has agreed to share images and ECGs with the Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  • July 2011: Together with the HealtheFoundation Cardiontworks has started work on TextbookofCardiology.org an online cardiology textbook.
  • April 2011: Vincent de Rover has agreed to share his ECG collection on ECGpedia
  • February 2010: Dr. Alberto from the ICBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina has agreed to share ECGs on ECGpedia
  • October 2009: fourth server upgrade with shadow server as backup. Echolab AMC agrees to share hundreds of interesting echocardiograms with ECHOpedia.
  • September 2009: 500,000th visit to Dutch ECGpedia homepage. Visits from 188 countries to English ECGpedia.org.
  • March 2009: launch of OBGYNpedia.org.
  • February 2009: launch of HIVpedia.org and THROMBOpedia.org.
  • December 2008: more than 1,500,000 pageviews on ECGpedia. Visits from 166 countries.
  • November 2008: 400,000th unique visit. Visits from 157 countries. De Voogt archive becomes available online with >2500 ECGs. Heart axis animation almost completed. Krystien Lieve, medical student, joins CardioNetworks to support the board as virtual office manager.
  • August 2008: third server upgrade due to high traffic voume. The current dedicated server has 250 GB of disk space. 1,300,000th pageview on ECGpedia. More than 310,000 visits since launch. Visitors from 146 countries have visited ECGpedia.
  • August 2008: third server upgrade due to high traffic volume. The current dedicated server has 250 GB of disk space. Martijn Meuwissen, MD, PhD, cardiologist, joins the board of the CardioNetworks Foundation.
  • April 2008: 1,000,000th pageview on ECGpedia. More than 250,000 visits to ECGpedia since launch. On peak days >1000 unique visitors recorded. Visitors from 126 countries have visited ECGpedia; more and more visits are from developing countries.
  • April 2008: second server upgrade due to high traffic. De Voogt Archive launched – online ECG archive with more than 2,000 ECGs.
  • March 2008: successful fundraising campaign concludes. Premium-level donations received from Novartis, St. Jude Medical, Philips Medical and Boston Scientific.
  • November 2007: 120,000 cumulative visits to Dutch ECG site. People from 105 countries have visited en.ECGpedia.org.
  • September 2007: First prize for ‘young talent’ at Dutch e-learning symposium.
  • September 2007: first server upgrade due to high traffic volume.
  • August 2007: implementation of new site design. Launch of ECHOpedia.org and PCIpedia.org.
  • July 2007: 90,000 visits to the Dutch site and 4,500 to the English site. Google has 673 search hits on ‘ECGpedia’. Visitors from 21 countries have visited en.ECGpedia.org.
  • May 2007: beginning of translation of ECGpedia from Dutch to English. Lauch of en.ECGpedia.org.
  • May 2007: founding of CardioNetworks.
  • March 2006: launch of nl.ECGpedia.org.
  • February 2006: launch of ECGpedia.nl.
  • April 2005: launch of first online Dutch ECG course at www.drj.nl.