Journal article

Normal values for the childhood signal-averaged ECG

AM Davis, BW McCrindle, RM Hamilton, P MooreColeman, RM Gow

Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology | FUTURA PUBL CO | Published : 1996


To obtain normative data for the childhood signal-averaged ECG (SAECG), we obtained SAECGs in 155 volunteers, aged 5-15 years, using Frank leads and a Fourier transform filter. Unfiltered QRS duration (QRSDU) and filtered QRS duration (QRSDF) were significantly longer in males, and the root mean square of the terminal 40 ms (RMS40) was significantly higher in females. There were no gender differences in the duration of high frequency low amplitude signals < 40 microV (DHFLA). All SAECG variables were significantly related to body surface area (BSA). Regression models were established for SAECG variables. For males, the predicted mean + 1.96 standard deviations (SD) for QRSDF (97.5th centile)..

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