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April 13, 2010

Astute Builds Website for a New Collaborative Project Between ACC and STS

RESTON, VA, April 13, 2010 – Continuing work with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Astute Technology has constructed a new website for a collaborated project between the two renowned cardiovascular associations. Using the DotNetNuke platform on ASP.NET, Astute built a brand new site for the ASCERT (American College of Cardiology Foundation - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Collaboration on the Comparative Effectiveness of Revascularization sTrategies) Study — a 2-year study on the comparative effectiveness of PCI and CABG for the treatment of stable coronary artery disease (CAD), funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The Study will focus on comparing the long-term effectiveness of these two most common interventions used to treat CAD using existing databases from the ACCF and STS, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DotNetNuke was utilized due to the numerous features already available on the platform, as well as its user-friendly design which allows the less technology-inclined individuals to easily edit, add, and delete content as it may become necessary during the duration of the study . Employing the knowledge and experience of the Astute staff in matters of 508-compliancy, the ASCERT website – which is accessible by both public and private users – is also fully 508-compliant. To check out the website in its entirety and learn more about the ASCERT study, visit

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