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Echocardiographic reference ranges for normal cardiac chamber size: results from the NORRE study

By Seisyou Kou, Luis Caballero, Raluca Dulgheru, Damien Voilliot, Carla De Sousa, George Kacharava, George D Athanassopoulos, Daniele Barone, Monica Baroni, Nuno Cardim, Jose Juan Gomez De Diego, Andreas Hagendorff, Christine Henri, Krasimira Hristova, Teresa Lopez, Julien Magne, Gonzalo De La Morena, Bogdan A Popescu, Martin Penicka, Tolga Ozyigit, Jose David Rodrigo Carbonero, Alessandro Salustri, Nico Van De Veire, Ralph Stephan Von Bardeleben, Dragos Vinereanu, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Jose Luis Zamorano, Erwan Donal, Roberto M Lang, Luigi P Badano and Patrizio Lancellotti

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Availability of normative reference values for cardiac chamber quantitation is a prerequisite for accurate clinical application of echocardiography. In this study, we report normal reference ranges for cardiac chambers size obtained in a large group of healthy volunteers accounting for gender and age. Echocardiographic data were acquired using state-of-the-art cardiac ultrasound equipment following chamber quantitation protocols approved by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.status: publishe

Topics: Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Cohort Studies, Echocardiography, Female, Heart Atria, Heart Ventricles, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Observer Variation, Reference Values, Reproducibility of Results, Risk Assessment, Sex Factors, Stroke Volume, Young Adult
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:lirias.kuleuven.be:123456789/479804
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