Archives for December 2016

Three-dimensional Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease: An Interactive Live Webinar

During this webinar, Dr. Girish Shirali will address the ASE guideline for Three-dimensional Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease, published in collaboration with EACVI. Three-dimensional Echocardiography (3DE) has become important in the management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), particularly with pre-surgical planning, guidance of catheter intervention, and functional assessment of the heart. The aim of this webinar is to provide a review of the optimal application of 3DE in CHD including principles of 3D data acquisition, image display, and quantitative techniques. By the end of this presentation, the viewer should be better able to:

  1. List the modes and principles of 3D data acquisition
  2. Describe the application of the anatomic approach to image display
  3. List optimal sonographic projections for different congenital defects
  4. Compare quantitative techniques for ventricular volumetrics and functional assessment

The webinar is free for ASE members. Register now to save your space.

Specific questions regarding webinar registration can be sent to the Director of Education, Christina LaFuria, clafuria@asecho.org.

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It Is Not Too Late to Support ASEF’s Work to Grow #EchoWorldwide

This year the ASE Foundation:

  • Supported 55 young echo practitioners with educational scholarships and travel grants
  • Translated 25 ASE guidelines and posters into five different languages
  • Provided over 1,250 underserved individuals overseas with direct clinical care
  • Hosted three clinician training events that will impact over five million patients in the coming year
  • Launched a global research project, WASE, to determine normal chamber quantification values across the world

Imagine what we can do next year. The Foundation needs your help to meet its $250,000 goal for the 2016 Annual Appeal. If you have been waiting to donate, there is still time to make your U.S. tax deductible donation by December 31.

Every gift is meaningful. Every contribution makes a difference. Pick your passion, and know that 100% of every dollar given supports ASEF’s work to grow #echoworldwide. Together we can continue to make a world of difference in 2017. Donate now.

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ASE Headquarters Closed for New Year Holidays

Happy New Year from ASE

Thank you for the role you played in making 2016 a great year for ASE. Everyone at ASE would like to wish you and yours a wonderful new year. May it bring you success, happiness, and prosperity. Here’s to making 2017 your best year yet.

In observance of this holiday, ASE will be closed on Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2.

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3D ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE – AN ESSENTIAL TOOL

Read release here.

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CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast