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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 123–131 | Cite as

Normal ECG standards for infants and children

  • André Davignon
  • Pentti Rautaharju
  • Edna Boisselle
  • François Soumis
  • Marguerite Mégélas
  • André Choquette
Article

Summary

Normal ECG values were determined using computer-assisted measurement of the ECGs of 2,141 white children aged 0 to 16 years divided into 12 age groups.

These values are plotted on graphs containing the second, fifth, 25th, 50th, 75th, 95th, and 98th percentiles for each age group. This provides a convenient, fast, and practical method for comparing the values found in a given ECG with those found in a normal population, taking into account the evolution of ECG patterns with age.

Key words

ECG normal standards, children ECG age evolution Computer ECG measurements 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Davignon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pentti Rautaharju
    • 1
    • 2
  • Edna Boisselle
    • 1
    • 2
  • François Soumis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marguerite Mégélas
    • 1
    • 2
  • André Choquette
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de Cardiologie et de Médecine Pulmonaire, Département de RecherchesHôpital Sainte-Justine pour les enfants, Université de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsDalhousie UniversityCanada

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