Neonatal Hemodynamics TnECHO SIG (NHTS)

Specialty Interest Groups (SIG) are created to support our members who have a like interest in specialized areas with growth potential in cardiovascular ultrasound. SIGs bring together ASE members with similar professional interests and areas of expertise, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, and the development of SIG-specific programs and services within ASE.

The goal of the Neonatal Hemodynamics TnECHO Specialty Interest Group (NHTS) is to cultivate innovation and scientific discovery, foster clinical and academic co-operation, and reshape practice and training guidelines for the management of cardiovascular problems in newborns and young infants. Implementation of Hemodynamics programs across North America has resulted from strong collaboration between neonatologists with formal training in TnECHO and Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory leaders. These programs have helped promote standardized imaging guidelines and clinical pathways, create hemodynamic fellowship-training programs, and cultivate hemodynamics research. The NHTS’s founding members have played a pivotal role in developing normative echocardiography datasets across gestations, enhanced mechanistic insight into common neonatal cardiovascular problems (e.g., patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonary hypertension) through echocardiography-guided research, and validated the reliability of common echocardiography techniques in newborns. The ASE NTHS will help anchor these efforts within a well-established society of cardiovascular imagers, and support both the mission and strategic goals of ASE through enhanced membership and professional diversity.

Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography

NEONATAL HEMODYNAMICS/TNECHO (NHTS) SPECIALTY INTEREST GROUP COMMUNICATION:
Growth of Neonatal Hemodynamics Programs and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography Performed by Neonatologists

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Patrick McNamara, MD, Chair
Wyman Lai, MD, MPH, MBA, FASE, Co-Chair
Shazia Bhombal, MD
Willem-Pieter de Boode, MD, PhD
Afif EL-Khuffash
Lindsay Freud, MD, FASE
Regan Giesinger, MD
Amish Jain, MBBS, PhD
Tina Leone, MD
Philip Levy, MD
Dany Weisz, MD, MSc
Danielle King, Staff Liaison