Frequently Asked Questions
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- Can I use a certain image / animation / video / piece of text in a non-commercial presentation?
- Yes, in most cases you can. There are however certain exceptions to this rule. Some images on ECGpedia were provided by book or journal publishers who gave us permission to use that image on this site. The descriptions of these images will read something like: "reproduced with permission from...". If you want to use such items, you will have to ask the entity that holds the copyright. All material that is made by or for the Cardionetworks foundation is available for use and basis for your presentation according to a creative commons attribution non-commercial license. If you cut the ECGpedia logo from a certain image, you will have to state elsewhere in the presentation that you obtained the material from ECGpedia, e.g. "ECG courtesy of Dr. Koster and ECGpedia.org". We do appreciate it when you let us know that if you have used content from ECGpedia, just to have an idea who our audience is.
- Can I use a certain image / animation / video / piece of text in a commercial presentation?
- In general yes, but not without asking. In general we will not object you using any of our material as long as you do not copy-paste the whole website on a CD and sell it for money :-)... Please e-mail us for permission.
- How can I use a flash movie from your site in my powerpoint presentation?
- Read this document by Adobe to learn how.
- When do I know enough to say that I can confidently interprete ECGs?
- Of course, there is no definite answer to this question. However, the American College of Cardiology has published a list of abnormalities a professional should be able to recognize. It is advisable to go through this list at the end of the course in order to recognize areas that need your attention. Understanding every item on the list does not guarantee that you will make the right decisions in every clinical situation.
- Who are the people behind ECGpedia?
- ECGpedia is an initiative of Cardionetworks.org a non-profit foundation whose goals is to advance medical knowledge, especially in the field of cardiology. The main contributors are: Jonas S.S.G. de Jong MD, cardiology resident, author and moderator; I.A.C. van der Bilt, MD, cardiology resident, author and moderator; Tymen T. Keller MD, PhD, cardiology resident, author and moderator; Pieter G. Postema MD, cardiology research fellow, author and moderator; Rob Kreuger, medical illustrator, made most of the drawings; and Bart Duineveld, medical student, helps with technical issues, animations and lay-out.
- My own ECG shows an abnormality what should I do?
- The information on this site should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. For questions like these we advise you to contact your physician.
- Can I trust the information on your site?
- Do you protect the privacy of the patients whose ECGs / images / cases are presented?
- What is the financial source of this project?
- The Cardionetworks.org foundation is a non-profit charity foundation. The content of all websites maintained by the cardionetworks foundation is not influenced by sponsors. As the foundation was only recently started, no outside sources of funding have been contacted and the foundation has been funded privately by the founders. Feel free to contact the foundation if you would like to sponsor or have sponsorship suggestions. We do not allow any advertisements on our sites. We also do not allow sponsors to influence any contents.
- How can I contact you?
- Please contact the secretary of Cardionetworks for any further questions.
- How can I contribute content to ECGpedia?
- ECGpedia is an open access wiki ECG course. Everybody can contribute to this site by creating a user account and loging in. Please e-mail or fax (+31-84-755-0017) us if you have an interesting ECG. All contributors who are known to us, will be added to the authors page.
- Read this information on how to edit a page on ECGpedia.
- Contact us if you would like more information about contributing to ECGpedia
- Contact us for information about contributing financially to Cardionetworks
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