The January JASE is Now Online – ASE’s Newest Guideline Debuts!

The January issue of JASE, now online, includes, “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.” Co-chairs Carol Mitchell, PhD, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE, and Peter S. Rahko, MD, FASE, shared a little about the TTE guideline content. “As the writing committee surveyed the many excellent educational resources available, we found a void in information available to students and new sonographers. There is a lack of material defining how to best perform the TTE exam. Thus, part of the focus of the new guideline is to provide information focusing on exam performance and how to acquire the echocardiography views.” The guideline is a CME article, and a live webinar related to it is scheduled for January 31 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time (see more about this below).

Also in this JASE are clinical investigations on echocardiography in coronary artery disease, echocardiography in aortic valve disease, contrast-enhanced vascular ultrasound for atherosclerotic plaque assessment, echocardiography in children, fetal echocardiography, and several editorial comments as well as letters to the editor. The Society blue pages feature ASE Dr. Jonathan Lindner’s President’s Message, “Yearn to Learn,” highlighting that ASE is highly regarded as an educational resource for all healthcare providers who use cardiovascular ultrasound, but ASE never rests on its laurels, and is constantly striving to advance and adapt its educational offerings. The sonographer communication by Liza Y. Sanchez, RCS, FASE, explores echocardiographic cardiac evaluations of primates in the Great Ape Heart Project.

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