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Stolzmann, P; Scheffel, H; Leschka, S; Schertler, T; Frauenfelder, T; Kaufmann, P A; Marincek, B; Alkadhi, H (2008). Reference values for quantitative left ventricular and left atrial measurements in cardiac computed tomography. European Radiology, 18(8):1625-1634.

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To assess reference values for left ventricular (LV) and left atrial (LA) dimensions, global LV function, and LV-myocardial mass for cardiac CT. We examined 120 subjects undergoing a coronary angiography using 64-slice and dual-source CT. All individuals had a low cardiovascular risk, normal ECG, negative biomarkers, and a normal cardiac CT examination. All subjects had a negative medical history of cardiovascular disease both on admission and at clinical 6-month follow-up. The following measurements were obtained: septal wall thickness (SWT), posterior wall thickness (PWT), LV inner diameter (LVID), LA anterior posterior diameter (LAD(sys)), end-systolic volume (ESV), and end-diastolic volume (EDV), LV-myocardial mass (LVMM). We found significant gender-related differences for all LV dimensions (SWT(sys), SWT(dia),PWT(sys),PWT(dia),LVID(sys),LVID(dia)). LAD(sys) showed no significant difference between males and females. Significant differences were found for global LV functional parameters including ESV, EDV, and SV, whereas no significant differences were found for the EF. LV-myocardial mass parameters showed significant gender-related differences. No significant correlation was found between any of these parameters and age. All data were transferred to percentile ranks. This study provides gender-related reference values and percentiles for LV and LA quantitative measurements for cardiac CT and should assist in interpreting results.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:August 2008
Deposited On:03 Oct 2008 14:43
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:27
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00330-008-0939-4
PubMed ID:18446346

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