Discrepancies between echocardiographic measurements of left ventricular mass in a healthy adult population.


Increased left ventricular (LV) mass is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. LV mass is commonly estimated from echocardiography according to the Penn or ASE (American Society of Echocardiography) conventions. No formal statistical test of agreement between these methods has been published. Therefore we compared M-mode… (More)