Effect of regression to the mean in serial echocardiographic measurements of left ventricular mass. Quantification and clinical implications.

Abstract

When a study sample is selected on the basis of an increased value of a given parameter, subsequent serial measurements are likely to show a decrease in this measured parameter, that is, the "regression to the mean." This statistical phenomenon undoubtedly affects the results of echocardiographic follow-up studies. Its magnitude is linked to that of the… (More)

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@article{Herpin1994EffectOR, title={Effect of regression to the mean in serial echocardiographic measurements of left ventricular mass. Quantification and clinical implications.}, author={Daniel Herpin and J. M. Demange}, journal={American journal of hypertension}, year={1994}, volume={7 9 Pt 1}, pages={824-8} }