The March Issue of JASE is Now Available

“Mechanical Dispersion by Strain Echocardiography: A Novel Tool to Diagnose Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Athletes,” appears in the March issue of JASE, which is now available online. “The diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in athletes is often challenging. Indeed, due to a less severe phenotype, athletes with HCM have frequently a normal global longitudinal strain (GLS). Nevertheless, the use of sub-maximal exercise or mechanical dispersion, assessed by standard deviation of time to maximal myocardial shortening of longitudinal strain, seems to be more robust tools for the diagnosis of HCM in this specific population,” said the article’s lead author Frédéric Schnell, MD, PhD, from the Department of Sport Medicine, Pontchaillou Hospital in Rennes, France.

This issue also includes articles on pediatric echocardiography, left ventricular function in various disorders, left atrial volume, coronary artery disease, Anderson-Fabry disease, and patent foramen ovale.

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.