The ASE Foundation’s Valvular Assessment Leading to Unexplored Echocardiographic Stratagems (VALUES) program was a teaching and research event designed to assess the full spectrum of abnormalities seen in rheumatic valvular heart disease using state of the art echocardiographic modalities. ASEF team members worked alongside faculty at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences in Bangalore, India to shed new light on one of the world’s oldest diseases.
Over the course of four days, ten cardiovascular sonographers, five physicians, 30 Indian trainees and local staff imaged and assessed 256 patients with rheumatic heart disease.
The team broadcast live learning sessions from India, along with expert faculty commentary from physicians based in the United States.
Day 1 – View it on YouTube here.
Inauguration – Dr. Thomas Ryan, Chair of ASEF
Rheumatic Heart Disease Presentation – Dr. Jagat Narula
Lighting of the Lamp
Day 2 – View it on YouTube here.
Didactic Session (Case Reviews) – Dr. James Thomas
Day 3 – View it on YouTube here.
Didactic Session (Case Reviews) – Dr. Roberto Lang and Dr. Patricia Pellikka
ASEF Team Leaders:
Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE
ASEF Team Members:
Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD
Thank you to GE Healthcare South Asia and Core Sound Imaging for your support of the ASEF VALUES Program!