ECHO ACCESS: A Virtual Experience – Structural Heart Stream

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Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

 DAY 1 – Friday, March 6, 2020

Welcome and Course Introduction
B. Khandheria, W. Zoghbi

President’s Address: State of ASE
M. Swaminathan

Right Ventricle, Papillary Muscle Rupture, and Myocardial Rupture
S. Lester

Complications of Myocardial Infarction, Right Ventricle, Myocardial Rupture, and Pap Muscle Rupture
R. Jain

Stress Echocardiography Is Still Alive
W. Zoghbi

Acute Myocardial Infarction Complication: Three Cases of Ventricular Septal Defect
J. Hung

Virtual Reality Meets Echocardiography
R. Lang

Artificial Intelligence and Echocardiography: Impact on Sonographers and Echocardiographers
S. Lester

3D Printing: Here Is the Clinical Value
S. Little

Robotic Echocardiography: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
P. Sengupta

 Aortic Stenosis Gradient and Area Do Not Match: What Should I Do?
M. Saric

What Should a Successful TAVR Look Like for Echocardiographers?
R. Jain

Examples of Complications Seen by Echocardiographers
S. Little

Degenerated Bio Prosthesis, Valve-in-Valve: What Echocardiographers Should Look For
P. Sengupta

DAY 2 – Saturday, March 7, 2020

Mitral Regurgitation, Etiology, and Quantification
W. Zoghbi

MitraClip Measurements: It Worked and It Did Not Work
S. Little

Measurements for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair, SAPIEN in Degenerated Mitral Valve
M. Saric

Pathologies of Mitral Valve (Rheumatic, Eosinophilia,Degenerative)
S. Lester

Endocarditis and Complications of Mitral Valve
R. Jain

Pathologies of Tricuspid Valve (Carcinoid, Flail, Vegetation)
R. Jain

Left Atrial Appendage Occluder Device, Measurement
M. Saric

Measuring Normal Function of Prosthetic Valve
W. Zoghbi

Learn Clinical Diastology With Cases
W. Zoghbi

When It Does Not Fit: Examples in Clinical Practice
S. Lester

DAY 3 – Sunday, March 8, 2020

Evaluation of Right Ventricle: Learn by Cases
R. Lang

Pulmonary Hypertension: Optimal Evaluation
J. Hung

Right Ventricular Strain: Cases to Illustrate How
P. Sengupta

Basic Myocardial Strain Imaging
P. Sengupta

Clinical Examples of Utility of Global Longitudinal Strain
T. Abraham

Where Strain Falls Apart
S. Lester

Myocardial Work Index: How Do I Acquire This?
S. Roemer

Clinical Examples of Myocardial Work Index
T. Abraham

Left Atrial Strain: How to Obtain This
M. Schweitzer

Utility of Left Atrial Strain: Case Examples
S. Roemer

Left Atrial Volume Should Replace Left Atrial Size: Examples of Why
R. Lang

 

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 ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.

New 3D Imaging Code Survey Needs U.S. Physician Input

This is your opportunity to participate in the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) process to ensure fair and adequate code valuation. The proposed CPT add-on code that describes the additional work required for 3D imaging, in addition to the base echocardiography service, is currently under review at the AMA RUC. Your participation in the RUC survey process is key in the assessment of the time, complexity, and physician work value for these procedures. If you were randomly selected, you received an email from “Qualtrics” with the subject line, “AMA RUC Survey – 3D Imaging of Cardiac Structures.” We ask you to look for it in all your email folders, as many members have found the survey in their spam/junk folder.

More information about the RUC and the survey process is available here.The AMA has created a video to explain the purpose of the survey process and provide specific instructions on how to complete the survey accurately. Please contact Irene Butler, ASE’s Vice President of Health Policy & Member Relations at IButler@ASEcho.org, with any questions. We greatly appreciate your time, input, and expertise.