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The use of Z-scores in paediatric cardiology


Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

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John M Simpson
Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, London
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: HC and JMS are the joint authors of Cardio Z, an App developed for iPhone and available for purchase. Profits from the App are used to maintain future development and are donated to the Evelina Children’s Hospital Appeal.


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.99622

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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 179-184

 

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Z-scores are a means of expressing the deviation of a given measurement from the size or age specific population mean. By taking account of growth or age, Z-scores are an excellent means of charting serial measurements in paediatric cardiological practice. They can be applied to echocardiographic measurements, blood pressure and patient growth, and thus may assist in clinical decision-making.






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Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
John M Simpson
Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, London
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: HC and JMS are the joint authors of Cardio Z, an App developed for iPhone and available for purchase. Profits from the App are used to maintain future development and are donated to the Evelina Children’s Hospital Appeal.


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.99622

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Z-scores are a means of expressing the deviation of a given measurement from the size or age specific population mean. By taking account of growth or age, Z-scores are an excellent means of charting serial measurements in paediatric cardiological practice. They can be applied to echocardiographic measurements, blood pressure and patient growth, and thus may assist in clinical decision-making.






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