Hong Kong Med J 2013;19(Suppl 9):S26-9
Anthropometric and physiological measurements in healthy children
TH Rainer, GN Cattermole, CA Graham, SSW Chan
Accident & Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Trauma & Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital
1. Normal ranges for Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitor-derived cardiovascular indices are derived for Chinese children aged 1 to 12 years in Hong Kong.
2. A simple formula for calculating stroke volume is constructed, but the error varies from 8 to 40%.
3. Stroke volume index and, to a lesser extent, the cardiac index generally increase from ages 1 to 5 years, but plateau or fall slightly thereafter.