WASE STUDY REPORTS FINDINGS RELATED TO RIGHT ATRIAL SIZE BETWEEN NON-ASIAN AND ASIAN SUBJECTS

Durham, NC, August 8, 2020 – The World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study is a cross-sectional study designed to obtain universal global reference ranges for both 2D and 3D echocardiographic (2DE, 3DE) data to identify geographical differences in echocardiographic measurements. Launched in 2016, the WASE study prospectively enrolled healthy individuals free from cardiac, lung, and kidney disease from 19 centers in 15 countries.

A new research study, using the data collected in the WASE study, examined the 2DE images and 3DE full-volume datasets obtained in a total of 1026 adults (351 non-Asian and 675 Asian), analyzed offline in two Core Labs. First author on the research, Laurie Soulat-Dufour, said of the findings, “Currently there is a paucity of data on 2D and 3D right atrial dimensions in the literature. Our results suggest that normal reference values for 2D and 3D end-systolic right atrial volumes are not universal and that population specific normal values should be established for different geographic groups.” Read more here.