2,300 researchers under one roof at American Society of Echocardiography 21st Annual Scientific Sessions

March 13, 2016

"The findings will help caregivers, patients and families make educated decisions about the appropriate timing of heart surgery," said Dr. Venkatesh Y. Anjan of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, a lead author of the study. "Looking at the right heart using an echocardiogram or heart ultrasound gives additional information, allowing for a more thorough assessment of the risk associated with performing mitral valve surgery."

Other headlines from the 2010 ASE Scientific Sessions include:

A Major Study Proves More Highly Trained Physicians Can Prevent Superfluous Health Care Costs -- The study found discrepancies in heart exams led to additional, costly testing including invasive heart procedures in five patients Web-Based Tool Developed to Track Appropriate Ordering of Heart Ultrasounds Exams -- Preventing unnecessary exams could result in saving significant health care dollars Study Finds Screening Heart and Circulation Ultrasound Can Better Determine Risk of Heart Disease in Obese Women -- Heart and circulation ultrasound trumps current predictors of heart disease among women with known metabolic risk factors or obesity Study Reveals Successful and Noninvasive Techniques to Treat Blood Clots -- Pediatric and small adult patients among the many to benefit from findings

SOURCE American Society of Echocardiography