This statement was prepared by James Kirkpatrick, MD, Carol Mitchell, Smadar Kort, MD, Judy Hung, MD, Cynthia Taub, MD, and Madhav Swaminathan, MD, and approved by the American Society of Echocardiography executive committee on March 24, 2020.

Protocols and procedures used in the preparation of this document courtesy of Madhav Swaminathan, Duke University, Durham, NC; Muhammad Saric, New York University Medical Langone Medical Center, New York City, NY; Mingxing Xie, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China; Cynthia Taub, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Lissa Sugeng, Yale University, New Haven, CT; Smadar Kort, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY; Judy Hung, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Marielle Scherer-Crosbie, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Ray Stainback, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, TX; James Kirkpatrick, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Additional guidance has been provided by The British Society of Echocardiography and The Societa Italiana di Ecocardiograpfia e Cardiovascular Imaging

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.