Archives for February 2023

2023 Council Travel Grants Available: Applications Close April 15

The ASE Foundation funds Council Travel Grants for trainees to support their attendance at the ASE 2023 Scientific Sessions, which this year will be held in National Harbor, MD, June 23-26. These grants are part of an ongoing effort by ASEF and the Council Steering Committees to encourage trainees in cardiovascular specialties, provide echo-specific educational opportunities, and encourage participation of these enthusiastic new members in the ASE Councils.

Recipients will receive a $1,000 travel stipend to support their attendance at ASE 2023. Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for a 2023 ASE Foundation Travel Grant.

Application instructions can be found online at Contact with any questions.

14th Annual ASEF Research Awards Gala: Registration Now Open

Registration for the ASE Foundation’s 14th Annual Research Awards Gala is now OPEN! We invite you to attend the “All the Colors of the World” Gala, our premiere fundraising event, to honor ASE’s 2023 award recipients and celebrate cardiovascular ultrasound research. The proceeds from this event directly support research efforts in 2024. Join us Sunday, June 25, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD, for a wonderful evening of entertainment, dinner, and dancing. Attendees are encouraged to wear formal attire showcasing your personal heritage and culture.

Please note, Gala Registration options will start with full tables and Supporter Level tickets first. Questions about the Gala? Please email Gala@ASEcho.orgTickets will not be available on site. 

Read the February 2023 Echo Magazine

The February 2023 Echo magazine is now online! This issue contains the Upcoming 2023 Education Calendar and interesting articles written by ASE members, including:

ASE members are eligible to write and submit articles for publication. The article submission deadline for the May 2023 issue is March 15, 2023. Visit ASE’s website to review the author guideline requirements on formatting, word length, etc. Contact with questions and view past issues at

Echo is at the Heart of the February CASE

The latest issue of CASE, ASE’s open access case reports journal, is now available with some excellent reports, including Undiagnosed Atrial Septal Defect in the Setting of Comorbidities and Ventricular Failure: Seemingly Simple Disease with a Challenging Diagnosis by Anita Sadeghpour, MD, Han Kim, MD, and Anna Lisa Chamis, MD. CASE Editor-in-Chief, Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FASE, commented, “Sadeghpour et al. provide a wonderful demonstration of two patients with atrial septal defects. In doing so, they nicely emphasize the importance of having a high index of suspicion so as not to overlook this not-uncommon congenital pathology that may be misinterpreted as acquired heart disease in the adult. They included an outstanding flow chart to help readers investigate patients with dilated right hearts and include a multimodality approach to confirming the underlying diagnosis.”

Additionally, this issue includes two more cases on annulus reversus and pulmonary fibroelastoma in the Just Another Day in the Echo Lab category, two Rare But Deadly Findings cases dealing with ALCAPA and thrombus in transit, two cases that highlight the important role of Multimodality Imaging, and a Letter to the Editor. The editorial from Dr. Sorrell, “Lost Phone of the Incas,” includes a travel vignette that reminds us not to take for granted the day-to-day value of echocardiography.

Finally, check out the latest Sonographer Sound-Off and Unlock the CASE features on the CASE Homepage to test your wits and learn tips and tricks for everyday practice.

Join Us for Twitter Journal Club on March 14

Twitter Journal Club

On March 14 at 8 PM ET, interact with your colleagues as ASE’s Twitter Journal Club reviews the newest guideline, Recommendations for Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Children: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography

Register for the Twitter Journal Club here!

CME/MOC Information:

  • 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Pending Approval)


Guest Authors:

Learning Objectives:

1. Define the appropriate uses and indications for cardiac POCUS in pediatric patients.
2. Specify the technical considerations and equipment required to perform cardiac POCUS in children.
3. Outline the imaging views which should be included in a POCUS study.
4. Describe the minimum requirements for training and quality assurance to sustain a pediatric cardiac POCUS program.

Follow @ASE360 and use the hashtag, #ASEchoJC for all tweets.


Echo VOL | 12 Issue 2

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Register Now for the 24th Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course: Featuring All New Content!

The 24th Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course is specifically designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to pass the ASCeXAM and ReASCE exams. Even if you are not taking the exam this year, this course offers comprehensive cardiovascular ultrasound education. This Review Course will cover all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound essential to these examinations, including physics, valvular heart disease, strain, and 3D imaging, contract echocardiography, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and more. The expert faculty, led by Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE, and Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE, will use case studies and lectures to help prepare attendees for the ASCeXAM® or ReASCE® examinations.

The virtual CME review course will also include a live component. The faculty will host two, two-hour Q&A sessions on Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET and 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET.

Participate in CASE 2 of the Critical Care eCASE Three-Part Series: Live Q & A Session: Feb. 27, 7:00-8:00 PM ET

Register now for the Live Q&A Session on Case 2 of the Critical Care eCASE Series, which will be held February 27, 2023, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET. Is oxygen delivery adequate? That is the question. This presentation will focus on how to approach the diagnosis and management of severe left ventricular dysfunction. The case will illustrate the use of serial measurements of the patient’s stroke volume and calculation of oxygen delivery. Does the patient need mechanical circulatory support or can pharmacologic intervention be enough?

The Critical Care eCASE Series is a blended learning activity covering three Critical Care eCASES through March 2023. Learners will review case presentations and participate in a live Q & A session for each case. Case presentation materials will be made available to participants ahead of time. Earn 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (pending approval) for participation in the entire three-part series. The series is free for ASE members and $45 USD for nonmembers.

ATTENTION, U.S. Physician Members: Join the AMA in 2023

We Need You to Help maintain ASE’s two seats in the House of Delegates

ASE works hard to ensure your voice is heard on issues related to legislative matters, regulatory issues, coding and reimbursement. To do so, ASE must maintain the Society’s seats in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD). To qualify, 25% of ASE’s U.S. physician members must also be members of the AMA. Currently, we are just over halfway to that goal.

One way to help us reach our goal is to encourage the Residents and Fellows who are ASE members in your lab to join the AMA. The AMA membership rate for that category is only $45. Physicians could also “gift” AMA membership to their Residents or Fellows.

The AMA provides a powerful voice in Congress, the courts, and federal agencies. Full delegate status provides ASE with a vote on important AMA policy within the HOD. ASE delegates take part in the HOD meeting where AMA’s HOD sets its legislative and regulatory priorities based on the issues that were recently considered by the HOD, and these are vast.

It is imperative that ASE maintain our seats. Learn more and see how you can join the AMA at

Remembering Bijoy K. Khandheria, MD, MBBS, FASE

Bijoy K. Khandheria May 11, 1956 – February 13, 2023

Bijoy K. Khandheria, ASE’s 16th President, served as the Medical Director of Aurora Global & Executive Health Program Services since 2010, Medical Director of the Echocardiography Center for Research & Innovation since 2012, and Medical Director of Echocardiography Services at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center since 2013. He was also Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine, at the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine, Milwaukee since 2011. Before moving to Milwaukee and Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, he served in many noteworthy positions at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona and Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Khandheria received his MS in Pre-Medicine and his MBBS/MD from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Shree Sayaji General Hospital in Vadodara, India, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, and Saint Agnes Medical Center of Philadelphia. Dr. Khandheria then completed a fellowship in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases & Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester.

Dr. Khandheria was the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous industry- and federal-funded, multi-year research projects that led to numerous publications of findings. He was named on two U.S. Patents for “Method for assessing vascular disease by quantitatively measuring vaso vasorum” and “Method for imaging intracavitary blood flow patterns.” In addition, he authored or co-authored over 350 publications. He edited seven books on echocardiography and was a lead author on all three editions of ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography textbook. Dr. Khandheria served as Senior Consulting Editor and a trusted guest editor for the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography, Associate Editor for the European Heart Journal CV Imaging, and also formerly held roles with the Journal of Echocardiography, JACC CV Imaging, JACC, and was a reviewer at numerous online and print medical journals.

In addition to serving ASE as President from 2005 to 2006, Dr. Khandheria served on many Society committees and task forces throughout his esteemed career. He helped establish ASE’s educational course portfolio and was the co-director of ASE’s State-of-the-Art Echocardiography course from 1995 through 2020. He served as the program chair of the ASE 2001 Scientific Sessions in Seattle, Washington. In 2006, he delivered the 17th Annual Edler Lecture titled “Back to the Future.” He helped lead the charge along with Dr. Randy Martin to rebrand ASE with a new logo and new tagline “Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound” and expand ASE’s visibility on the world stage. As ASE’s first Indian (nationality) President, Dr. Khandheria helped ASE establish ties with India that are still in place today, assisting Indian healthcare professionals to become one of the largest contingents of non-U.S, ASE members. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Committee on Accreditation for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography (CoA-ACS) and was a tremendous advocate for sonographers and always championed their roles in the organization and in research and teaching.

Dr. Khandheria was a dedicated advocate for the field of cardiovascular ultrasound and his commitment to education was unwavering. He had a deep insight into the educational needs of sonographers and physicians and an exceptional ability to tailor his knowledge and presentations to meet the needs of the audience. He was a world-renowned clinician and sought-after speaker and educator throughout his career as a cardiologist. He was a visionary in the field with an enthusiasm, generosity, and kindness that touched many lives. He will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure of interacting with him and learning from him.