LV Mass Z-Scores

...these could easily be included in echocardiography software, which would allow automated generation of an LV mass-for-height z score and percentile for each child undergoing echocardiography.
LV mass was estimated by M-mode echocardiography in 440 healthy nonobese reference children (birth to 21 years) from Boston Children's Hospital.

Mean (g) Range (g) Z-Score


A novel method of expressing left ventricular mass relative to body size in children. Foster BJ, Mackie AS, Mitsnefes M, Ali H, Mamber S, Colan SD. Circulation. 2008 May 27;117(21):2769-75.