A little decoration for the aortic root z-score calculator: charts.
Charts add a little ‘sugar’ to the reporting of the aortic root z-scores, by adding an important visual element to the situation.
I have tinkered with charts for the aortic root before, with a few ‘smack-down’ pages, but this is the first large-scale incorporation of the charts with the z-score calculator (well, that’s not exactly true, I do have a cute little chart for the TAPSE z-score calculator. But as far a scale , goes-- this is bigger and better.)
Now, when you see the results page from a z-score calculation, you can click on the sub-heading to link to a page with the appropriate charts for that patient:
Clicking on the link illustrated in the above image takes you to these charts:
I took a small bit of design license in building these chart pages: I use the Haycock BSA formula for the patient’s BSA, even though it is not always (rarely?) the default equation used for the individual references. It made the difference between doing it in one sitting (OK, two), and probably not getting it done at all. It was just too complicated the way I had designed the base classes.