May We Present JASE: Precision Imaging in Echo

The May issue of JASE includes, “Coronary Artery Tortuosity and Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Association With Echocardiography and Global Longitudinal Strain, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, and Outcomes.” Author Marysia S. Tweet, MD, MS, remarks, “Our recent publication describes detailed echocardiography findings of 116 patients after spontaneous coronary artery dissection.  Left ventricular ejection fraction and global longitudinal strain were of normal range in the majority of patients, although approximately half of the patients had persistent left ventricular regional wall motion abnormalities. While coronary artery tortuosity (TCA) was not associated with specific echocardiographic parameters, TCA was associated with older age, fibromuscular dysplasia and a trend towards larger mid-ascending aortic size.”

This issue emphasizes precision imaging in echocardiography and includes various novel applications of echocardiography to guide patient care. Clinical investigation topics range from stress echocardiographic markers of ischemia, echo vs. CMR for prediction of wedge pressure, and diastolic phenotypes in pediatric HCM, to spontaneous coronary artery dissection, pulmonary vein flow in the assessment of mitral regurgitation severity, and endurance training and LV mechanics in children. An editorial comment complements a clinical investigation on right atrial remodeling and outcome in patients with secondary tricuspid regurgitation. Readers can also look forward to a state-of-the-art review on the advances in the application of artificial intelligence in fetal echocardiography. Two letters to the editor and five brief research communications round out this issue.

Dr. Eidem’s President’s Message highlights ASE’s international efforts and impact as the largest global organization for cardiovascular ultrasound. Be sure to check out May’s Author Spotlight to learn more from author Minh B. Nguyen, MD, on his recent paper, Modeling the Relationship Between Diastolic Phenotype and Outcomes in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

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

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