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Table 2 Aortic diameters measured by two different echocardiography guidelines according to age groups

From: Comparative measurement of aortic root by transthoracic echocardiography in normal Korean population based on two different guidelines

  2005 ASE * 2010 Pediatric  Difference
    Mean SD P
20-29 yr
 Annulus 2.34 ± 0.28 2.16 ± 0.26 0.19 0.11 <0.01
 Sinuses of Valsalva 3.02 ± 0.39 2.90 ± 0.34 0.11 0.13 <0.01
 Sinotubular junction 2.41 ± 0.32 2.44 ± 0.25 −0.03 0.15 0.43
 Ascending aorta 2.31 ± 0.27 2.59 ± 0.28 −0.28 0.19 <0.01
30-39 yr
 Annulus 2.31 ± 0.29 2.15 ± 0.24 0.16 0.13 <0.01
 Sinuses of Valsalva 3.20 ± 0.40 3.08 ± 0.34 0.13 0.11 <0.01
 Sinotubular junction 2.48 ± 0.25 2.54 ± 0.24 −0.06 0.13 0.03
 Ascending aorta 2.50 ± 0.30 2.77 ± 0.26 −0.27 0.21 <0.01
40-49 yr
 Annulus 2.28 ± 0.23 2.13 ± 0.20 0.15 0.10 <0.01
 Sinuses of Valsalva 3.18 ± 0.40 3.07 ± 0.38 0.11 0.12 <0.01
 Sinotubular junction 2.59 ± 0.35 2.57 ± 0.29 0.02 0.15 0.50
 Ascending aorta 2.59 ± 0.30 2.85 ± 0.31 −0.27 0.19 <0.01
50-59 yr
 Annulus 2.36 ± 0.19 2.17 ± 0.16 0.19 0.13 <0.01
 Sinuses of Valsalva 3.34 ± 0.28 3.19 ± 0.28 0.14 0.13 <0.01
 Sinotubular junction 2.73 ± 0.24 2.64 ± 0.25 0.09 0.13 <0.01
 Ascending aorta 2.90 ± 0.39 3.12 ± 0.34 −0.22 0.23 <0.01
60-69 yr
 Annulus 2.32 ± 0.21 2.12 ± 0.21 0.20 0.12 <0.01
 Sinuses of Valsalva 3.42 ± 0.35 3.27 ± 0.33 0.16 0.09 <0.01
 Sinotubular junction 2.83 ± 0.27 2.82 ± 0.30 0.01 0.19 0.88
 Ascending aorta 3.01 ± 0.29 3.18 ± 0.33 −0.17 0.13 <0.01
  1. ASE American Society of Echocardiography.
  2. Data are expressed as mean ± SD.
  3. *2005 American Society of Echocardiography chamber quantification guidelines.
  4. 2010 American Society of Echocardiography pediatric measurements guidelines.
  5. P values were obtained by paired t test.
  6. Difference = (measurement of ASE 2005) – (measurement of Pediatric 2010).