News | January 28, 2014

Experts Release Guideline on Multi-Modality Imaging Approach for Tetralogy of Fallot

January 28, 2014 — Experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), in collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), released a guideline, Multimodality Imaging Guidelines for Patients With Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography Writing Group, to help optimize lifetime management of patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). These experts reviewed and analyzed a wide variety of scientific evidence, resulting in recommendations for optimal multimodality imaging monitoring for these patients.
 
The writing group for this new guideline was co-chaired by Tal Geva, M.D., FASE, and Anne Marie Valente, M.D., FASE, both cardiologists at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. 
 
The guidelines address life-long surveillance of patients with repaired TOF, using a comprehensive multimodality approach without making specific recommendations for therapy. Diagnostic imaging, including echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), plays a significant role in identifying abnormalities and assessing their severity, to help cardiologists make clinical decisions about how to best manage these issues. The document aims to describe the role of each diagnostic modality in the care of patients with repaired TOF, and provide guidelines for a multimodality approach that takes into account various patient- and modality-related considerations.
 
“Given that none of the currently available diagnostic modalities can provide all of the necessary information needed to guide treatment of patients with repaired TOF, clinicians are faced with the challenge of how to best evaluate these patients in a way that is minimizes invasiveness, risk and cost while providing the best diagnostic information,” Geva said. “The challenge is compounded by the fact that what is best for a 30-year-old young adult is very different from what works best in a 3-year-old youngster. This document provides a roadmap for making these decisions.”
 
The full guideline document is available from the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography (JASE).  
 
For more information: www.asecho.org 

Related Content

EchoGo uses artificial intelligence (AI) to calculate cardiac ultrasound left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the most frequently used measurement of heart function, left ventricular volumes (LV) and, for the first time for an AI application, automated cardiac strain.

EchoGo uses artificial intelligence (AI) to calculate cardiac ultrasound left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the most frequently used measurement of heart function, left ventricular volumes (LV) and, for the first time for an AI application, automated cardiac strain.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 — Ultromics has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.
ASNC Announces Multisocietal Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging Consensus
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new expert consensus document along
Philips Debuts Cardiac Ultrasound and Enterprise Informatics Offerings at ESC 2019
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 30, 2019
Philips will showcase its latest cardiac care innovations at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019,...
Terason Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for Point-of-care Cardiac Ultrasound AI
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 26, 2019
Ultrasound imaging company Terason has partnered with DiA Imaging Analysis, provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-...
Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019
Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for...
Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019
A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory...
360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019
This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i
360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019
A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 ...
360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019
This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000...
3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019
Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound...