Normal reference intervals for cardiac dimensions and function for use in echocardiographic practice: a guideline from the British Society of Echocardiography

in Echo Research and Practice
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  • 1 East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Essex, UK
  • | 2 West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bury St Edmunds, UK
  • | 3 Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK
  • | 4 Liverpool John Moores University, Research Institute for Sports and Exercise Science, Liverpool, UK
  • | 5 North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, Peterborough, UK
  • | 6 Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to L Ring:

*(A Harkness and L Ring contributed equally to this work)

(D X Augustine and V Sharma are the Guidelines Chairs)

D Oxborough and V Sharma are members of the editorial board of Echo Research and Practice. They were not involved in the review or editorial process for this paper, on which they are listed as authors

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The authors and journal apologise for errors in the above paper, which appeared in the March 2020 issue of Echo Research and Practice (volume 7, pages G1–G18,

The errors relate to values given in Table 2 on page G6. The original text gave the Male moderate LVIDd LV dimension as 61–65 mm, the Male mild LVIDs LV dimension as 41–45 mm and the Female mild LVMi LV mass as 98–115 g/m2.

This should have stated that the Male moderate LVIDd LV dimension is 62–65 mm, the Male mild LVIDs LV dimension is 42–45 mm and the Female mild LVMi LV mass is 100–115 g/m2. The corrected Table 2 is given in full below:

Table 2

Linear left ventricular dimensions and mass.

 LV dimensions
  LVIDd (mm)37–5657–6162–65>65
  LVIDs (mm)22–4142–4546–50>50
  IVSd (mm)6–12
  LVPWd (mm)6–12
 LV mass
  LVMi (g/m2)40–110111–127128–145>145
  LV mass (g)72–219
 LV dimension
  LVIDd (mm)35–5152–5556–59>59
  LVIDs (mm)20–3738–4243–46>46
  IVSd (mm)5–11
  LVPWd (mm)6–12
 LV mass
  LVMi (g/m2)33–99100–115116–131>131
  LV mass (g)51–173

IVSd, inter-ventricular septal thickness in diastole; LV, mass calculated using the linear method; LVIDd, left ventricular internal diameter in diastole; LVIDs, left ventricular internal diameter in systole; LVMi, left ventricular mass index; LVPWd, left ventricular posterior wall thickness in diastole.


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