ASE COVID-19 Research

ASE-HMH COVID-19 Research Project Enrollment

ASE invites your institution to join the COVID-19 Research Project titled: “Echocardiographic Findings in Patients with COVID 19 Diagnosis: Relation to Clinical Status and Inflammatory Markers.” A joint effort between ASE and Houston Methodist Hospital, this study is now underway for the intended purposes of:

  • Determining the incidence of abnormal cardiac structure and function assessed by echocardiography in patients who are COVID 19 positive and who have undergone echocardiographic imaging. For patients with previous studies prior to COVID diagnosis, changes in structure and function will be evaluated.
  • Examining the relationship between left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) structure and function and serum troponin levels, BNP, PaO2, blood PH, lactic acid level, liver enzymes, serum creatinine and creatinine clearance.
  • Examining the relationship between LV and RV structure and function and inflammatory markers including WBC/lymphocyte count, CRP, ESR, ferritin, IL-6, IL-1, TNF, and LDH.

Data will be collected from TMH and other centers and labs involved in the multicenter registry, who will provide their data on the Research Project to TMH and will retain the right to access and use their own data.

To enroll in this study, contact Mohamad Ghosn, PhD, at