CardioBrief is a one-stop source for new and important information of interest to cardiologists and other cardiovascular healthcare professionals. CardioBrief is written by Larry Husten, the editor of TheHeart.Org from its inception in 1999 until December 2008. Following the purchase of TheHeart.Org by WebMD in 2005 he became the editorial director of WebMD professional news, encompassing TheHeart.Org and Medscape Medical News. Prior to joining TheHeart.Org he was a freelance medical journalist who wrote for the Lancet, the New York Times, Discover, and many other medical and computer publications. In 1994-1995 he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He received a PHD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and drove a taxicab in New York City before embarking on a career in medical journalism.
In January 2010, Husten became a consulting editor and news director at CardioExchange, an online cardiology community published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
CardioBrief is entirely noncommercial, with no financial ties or relationships with industry.