A Year to Remember: December JASE


The December issue of JASE includes, “Insights Into the Standard Echocardiographic Views From Multimodality Imaging: Ventricles, Pericardium, Valves, and Atria.” Editor-in Chief, Patricia Pellikka, MD, FASE, remarks, “This well-illustrated report presents standard echocardiographic images alongside tomographic views from cardiac computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, highlighting important features of cardiac anatomy.”

In addition to that report on imaging strategies, this issue contains three clinical investigations with research on LV strain in early cardiac amyloidosis, discordance between intraprocedural echocardiographic and invasive aortic valve gradients, and RV mechanics after tetralogy of Fallot repair. Readers can look forward to the Multimodality Imaging for Cardiac Surveillance of Cancer Treatment in Children: Recommendations From the American Society of Echocardiography as well as a state-of-the-art review using multimodality imaging to differentiate constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy. Four brief research communications include reports on low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis assessment, the impact of suggesting the possible diagnosis of the cardiac amyloidosis by echocardiography on downstream testing, an electronic health record tool that identifies echos that may not impact clinical care, and a novel report about why LV ejection fraction should not be visually estimated.

Dr. Eidem’s President’s Message features an update on ASEF’s accomplishments and strategic vision from ASEF Board Chair and ASE 2023 Scientific Sessions Chair James Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE. Please see the December ASE Education Calendar for a listing of educational opportunities far and wide.

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