Press Room

April 16, 2015

Healio acquires, an innovative online resource for cardiology students and practitioners


Thorofare, NJ, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.

Created in 2003 by Stephen Lome, DO, Learn the Heart aims to make cardiology information and education easily accessible to medical students seeking to increase their knowledge of electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation and cardiovascular diseases. 

"I first founded Learn the Heart as a 4th year medical student to help organize my ECG collection and notes that I had taken about cardiovascular disorders during my medical training,” Dr. Lome said. “As I progressed through my training, I used the website to help other medical students through their educational endeavors.” 

Now a part of Healio’s family of websites, Learn the Heart will be able to extend the reach of its learning tools, calculators, games and online activities to promote ECG and cardiology education to a much wider audience. Online registration for the websites is reciprocal, making Learn the Heart available to all registered Healio users.

“As the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, offers an established platform and extensive reach for Learn the Heart’s ever growing content,” says Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS, Chief Content Officer, SLACK Incorporated. “This acquisition allows us to deliver a powerful resource to a full spectrum of students, residents, and practicing cardiologists.”

SLACK Incorporated, publisher of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, is a leading provider of information to targeted health care specialties. SLACK produces 42 publications in print and online; publishes more than 250 medical and allied health books; creates and operates specialty and Internet-related projects; and produces custom newspapers and meeting supplements for a growing number of health care conventions and meetings. is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. brings together award-winning news reporting with expert perspectives, dynamic video and multimedia, question-and-answer columns, CME and other educational activities, blogs, peer-reviewed journals and a wide range of popular medical book titles all in one place. is a free online cardiology resource launched in 2003 by Steven Lome, DO, for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.


Media Contact: 
Lee Gaymon, Vice President of Marketing & Audience Development for SLACK Incorporated, can be reached by phone at 856-848-1000, ext. 356, or by email at