WASE Normal Values Study Presented as Late-Breaking Science at European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris

Durham, NC, September 2, 2019 – Final data from the World Alliance Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study was presented this morning as a part of the late-breaking science at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Paris, France. The data presented focuses specifically on 2D left ventricular dimensions, volumes, and function. The WASE Normal Values Study, which was launched in 2016, is unique in that it provides normal reference values of echocardiographic parameters in adults across a wide range of age, race, and ethnicity from 15 different countries. In contrast to previous studies, WASE included head-to-head inter-country and inter-race comparisons, in which all technical differences in data acquisition between regions were minimized and standardized by using state-of-the-art equipment and strictly following the 2015 ASE and European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) updated recommendations for chamber quantification. In addition, data analysis and interpretation were conducted uniformly by a core-laboratory at MedStar Health Research Institute and the University of Chicago. Read more here.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, in compliance with the Durham County North Carolina order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of coronavirus, the entire ASE staff will be working remotely through April 30. 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.