Normal Pediatric Values of the Subcostal Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (S-TAPSE) and Its Value in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension.


Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Graz, Austria. Electronic address: [Email]


The clinical value of determination of right ventricular (RV) function in adults using echocardiographic determination of the subcostal tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (S-TAPSE) has previously been reported. We aim to provide representative, normal reference values for S-TAPSE in the pediatric age group. Moreover, validation of abnormal S-TAPSE values in children with impaired RV function, such as pulmonary hypertension (PH), is intended.

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