CASE Brings the Educational Heat in July!

The latest issue of CASE, ASE’s open access case reports journal, is available, with more great educational material to keep you sharp during the summer heat. One example is the case from Murata et al, Severe Aortic Regurgitation by Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Treated with Anticoagulation Therapy. CASE Editor-in-Chief Dr. Vincent Sorrell noted, “This is a wonderfully illustrative CASE from this team of authors in Japan, who demonstrated that sometimes anticoagulation therapy alone can treat severe aortic regurgitation. These authors recognized early that the etiology for AR was non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis and were able to treat the underlying disease and avoid surgical intervention.”

Additionally, this issue includes new subsections; the Hemodynamic Corner includes reports on effusive-constrictive pericarditis and platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome, while the Critical Care Echocardiography section features ECMO and RV strain. The Congenital Heart Disease section highlights the value of TEE for complex decision making. Finally, the Just Another Day in the Echo Lab section has a report from Cotella et al, about which Dr. Sorrell said, “The chest CT scan for the ‘coconut atrium’ as a result of rheumatic LA inflammation and resultant massive atrial wall calcification is simply amazing.”

CASE offers a variety of submission options for authors in addition to case reports, such as Letters to the Editor, Unlock the CASE, and the Sonographer Sound-Off. Check out CASE’s Author Information for details.

Finally, a reminder to sonographers that the ASE Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Steering Committee issued a challenge recently to ASE sonographer members around the world to submit cases to CASE as lead author. The first ten articles accepted will have their processing fee waived (valued up to $950 per accepted case). Three sonographer-led papers have already been accepted and were awarded this waiver. Submit your case to have a chance to earn one of the remaining seven waivers! Email Debbie Meyer, Director of Publications (JASE, CASE), or Andie Piddington, Deputy Managing Editor (JASE, CASE), with any questions or to request a case-writing mentorship from an ASE sonographer.