Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pediatric Echo Z-Score Calculator: Children's Mercy Hospital

Calculate z-scores and normal ranges for 80+ echocardiographic measures including m-mode, 2D, and Doppler; generate z-score graphs.

While browsing, I more-or-less stumbled upon a great website put together by the good folks at Children's Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, MO). The depth and breadth of measurements is astonishing, as is the number of observations from which the reference values are generated.

CMH generated z-score graph

I understand an article is forthcoming— destined to be the largest and most encompassing work to date on normative values for pediatric echocardiography.

CMH Pediatric Echo Z-Score Calculator

Also worth reading, their newsletter announcement: Creating New Growth Charts


Congratulations (and thanks!) to Dr. Drake and his staff for creating an incredible resource and service.