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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.

Featuring live broadcasts from India!

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
David Adams, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Srikanth Sola, MD
Ashwin Venkateshvarvan, MSc, RCS


ASEF Team Members:

Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD
Kathi Browne
Egle Burdulis, RDCS, FASE
Jayne Cleve, BS, RDCS
Melissa Daubert, MD
Natalie Fauss, RCS
Georgeanne Lammertin, RDCS, RCS, FASE
Robin Mathews, MD
Bharatbhushan Patel, RDCS, RDMS, RVS, FASE
Evelina Petrovets, RDCS
Lucy Safi, DO
Dipti Shah, RDCS, RVS
Laurie Smith
Kara Thurmond, BS, RDCS
David Tomberlin, RDCS, RVT
Hemavathi Umamaheswar, RDCS


Picture #1-Team Leaders ASEF VALUES team leaders Partho Sengupta and David Adams.
 Picture #2-Didactic sessions and case reviews  In addition to coordinating daily clinics for patients, the team also presented didactic sessions and case reviews for local trainees.
 ???????????????????????????????  Patients were evaluated in two ways: either standard clinical assessment or mHealth assessments. Six minute walk tests were part of the mHealth evaluations.
 Picture #4-Bharat Patel  Bharat Patel teaches students how to perform an initial assessment of structural heart disease for subsequent triage.
 ???????????????????????????????  Natalie Fauss performs a comprehensive echocardiogram.
 Picture #6-Lucy Safi Dr. Lucy Safi reads echocardiograms with Indian physicians.
 Picture #7-ASEF VALUES Team  ASEF VALUES Team.



Thank you to GE Healthcare South Asia and Core Sound Imaging for your support of the ASEF VALUES Program!

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