Erratum for Koestenberger, et al. “Reference values and calculation of z-scores of echocardiographic measurements of the normal pediatric right ventricle” Am J Cardiol 2014;114:1590–1598

    Published:November 06, 2015DOI:
        As thankfully noted by Dan Dyar ( this paper has an error in the Table 2.
        Unfortunately a mistake occurred to the authors during the final layout step in the Table 2. When finalizing this Table obviously the last column (RVESa z-scores) was incidentally deleted and the column next to the last was named “RVESa z-score”. The proper heading of the last column in the original manuscript should be “RVESL z-score/male” and the heading of the columns next to the last should be “RVESL z-score/female”. Furthermore an additional column should be added (RVESa z-scores).
        The corrected Table 2 can now found uploaded with this erratum. The authors thank Dan Dyar for his relevant hint and apologize for this error.
        Table 2Age related z-scores for RVEDb-d, RVEDm-d, RVEDL, RVESL, RVEDa, and RVESa are shown




        RVESL z-scoreRVESa

        The values in the table are shown as follows: For each age group the estimated mean and ± 2 z-scores according to the regression analysis of the RV parameters EDb-d, EDm-d, EDL, ESL, EDa, and ESa are shown. The range ± 2 z-scores represent the expectable normal intervals of deviation for a certainty level of 95%.
        EDa = end-diastolic area; EDb-d = end-diastolic basal diameter; EDL = end-diastolic length; EDm-d = end-diastolic mid-cavity diameter; ESa = endsystolic area; ESL = end-systolic length.

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        • Reference Values and Calculation of z-Scores of Echocardiographic Measurements of the Normal Pediatric Right Ventricle
          American Journal of CardiologyVol. 114Issue 10
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            Determination of right ventricular (RV) size and function has gained more interest in recent years in adults and children, especially in patients with congenital heart disease. Data on normal RV size parameters in children are scant. The aim of this study was to investigate growth-related changes in RV internal dimensions in a healthy pediatric cohort and the predictive value of RV parameters in identifying enlarged right ventricles in children with secundum-type atrial septal defects (ASD). A prospective study was conducted in a group of 576 healthy children (aged 1 day to 18 years) and 37 children (aged 1.4 to 17.7 years) with moderate-sized to large ASDs.
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