An April Shower of Exciting JASE Reports

The April issue of JASE includes, “Temporal Trends in Right Ventricular to Pulmonary Artery Coupling in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Mitral Valve-in-Valve Replacement for Degenerated Mitral Bioprostheses.” Author Akhil Narang, MD, FASE, remarks, “Transcatheter Mitral Valve-in-Valve Implantation (TMViV) offers a safe and minimally invasive alternative for patients at high surgical risk with degenerated mitral valve prostheses. Our research group observed significant improvements in right ventricular to pulmonary artery (RV-PA) coupling indices one month after the procedure in a large single-center cohort. These findings suggest that echocardiographic-derived RV-PA coupling parameters could serve as valuable markers for monitoring outcomes following TMViV implantation in future studies.”

This issue includes various clinical investigations on diastolic exercise echo and outcome, tricuspid valve imaging in edge-to-edge repair, quantitation of mitral regurgitation with 3D echo, TEE during cardioversion, stress Doppler coronary flow velocity reserve, and fetal Doppler echo. Readers can also look forward to an imaging strategies report on the multimodality imaging approach for planning and guiding direct transcatheter tricuspid valve annuloplasty. Two editorials and five brief research communications round out this issue.

Dr. Pellikka’s editorial acknowledges the hard work and diversity of the JASE reviewer team while Dr. Eidem’s President’s Message recognizes all ASE staff with a “fun fact” to introduce readers to those helping to fulfill the strategic mission of the Society each day.

Be sure to check out April’s Author Spotlight to learn more from lead authors Christina L. Luong, MHSc, FASE and Garvan C. Kane, MD, PhD, FASE, as they discuss their recent paper, Prognostic Significance of Elevated Left Ventricular Filling Pressures with Exercise: Insights from a Cohort of 14,338 Patients.

Please see the April ASE Education Calendar for a listing of educational opportunities far and wide.

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