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

The use of Z-scores in paediatric cardiology


Henry Chubb, John M Simpson 
 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«SQ»s Hospital, Guy«SQ»s and St Thomas«SQ» Hospital NHS Trust, London
United Kingdom

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.


How to cite this article:
Chubb H, Simpson JM. The use of Z-scores in paediatric cardiology.Ann Pediatr Card 2012;5:179-184


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Chubb H, Simpson JM. The use of Z-scores in paediatric cardiology. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Nov 21 ];5:179-184
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