American Society of Echocardiography COVID-19 Statement Update: Lessons Learned and Preparation for Future Pandemics.

The COVID-19 pandemic has evolved since the publication of the initial American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) statements providing guidance to echocardiography laboratories. In light of new developments, the ASE convened a diverse, expert writing group to address the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and to apply lessons learned to echocardiography laboratory operations in future pandemics. This statement addresses important areas specifically impacted by the current and future pandemics: (1) indications for echocardiography, (2) application of echocardiographic services in a pandemic, (3) infection/transmission mitigation strategies, (4) role of cardiac point-of-care ultrasound/critical care echocardiography, and (5) training in echocardiography.
Date: 5 Nov 2023
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2023.08.020
Journal: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Pubmed ID: 37925190
ML/Curated Information
Viruses: SARS-CoV-2
Article Type(s): Research
Topics: Effect on Medical Specialties, Recommendations