5. Structural Measurements and Adjustment for Growth

  1. Wyman W. Lai MD, MPH Director Associate Professor4,5,
  2. Luc L. Mertens MD, PhD Section Head Associate Professor6,7,
  3. Meryl S. Cohen MD Associate Professor Director8,9,10 and
  4. Tal Geva MD Professor of Pediatrics Chief11,12
  1. Thierry Sluysmans MD, PhD Professor of Pediatrics Director1,2 and
  2. Steven D. Colan MD Professor of Pediatrics Associate Director3,11

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch5

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

How to Cite

Sluysmans, T. and Colan, S. D. (2009) Structural Measurements and Adjustment for Growth, in Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult (eds W. W. Lai, L. L. Mertens, M. S. Cohen and T. Geva), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Columbia University, USA

  2. 5

    Non-Invasive Cardiology Imaging, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA

  3. 6

    Echocardiography, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

  4. 7

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    Echocardiography Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  7. 10

    Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, The Children' Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  8. 11

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  9. 12

    Division of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Department of Cardiology, Children' Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

  2. 2

    Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium

  3. 3

    Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 11

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174015

Online ISBN: 9781444306309

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Keywords:

  • quantitative methods;
  • structural measurements and growth adjustment;
  • allometric modeling;
  • fallacy of indexing for BSA and “per-BSA method”;
  • alternative “indexing” methods;
  • heteroscedasticity;
  • principles underlying cardiovascular dimensions;
  • pediatric cardiology community

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Allometric modeling

  • Principles underlying cardiovascular dimensions

  • Conclusion

  • References