Here you can find the body surface area (DuBois&DuBois) corrected cardiac magnetic resonance imaging normal values.

 

These include young and mature controls, regular endurance athletes and elite endurance athletes.

  

Formula:

 

BSA (m²) = 0.20247 x Height(m)0.725 x Weight(kg)0.425

 

 

Contour tracing protocol for the calculation of the right and left ventricle volumes, wall-mass, and function.

 

 
Overview: Advances in cardiac imaging (2009) article.

 

 

The data are based on the dissertation of Dr. N.H.J. Prakken MD PhD. 

The study continued and resulted in a second dissertation by Dr. T. Luijkx MD PhD. The promotor for both studies was Professor Dr. W. Mali MD PhD, co-promotors were Dr. B.K. Velthuis MD PhD and Dr. M.J.M. Cramer MD PhD. 

 

 

 

 

 

Men have larger ventricles (both volume and wall-mass) than women, even after body surface area correction

 

 

Elete endurance athletes have larger hearts than regular endurance athletes who have larger hearts than controls

 

 

The right ventricle has a larger volume than the left ventricle

 

 

Healthy adaptation is balanced; the left ventricle adapts equally as compared to the right ventricle

Heart facts:

 

Men have larger ventricles (both volume and wall-mass) than women, even after body surface area correction

 

Elete endurance athletes have larger hearts than regular endurance athletes who have larger hearts than controls

 

The right ventricle has a larger volume than the left ventricle

 

Healthy adaptation is balanced; the left ventricle adapts equally as compared to the right ventricle

 

Heart facts:

 

Men have larger ventricles (both volume and wall-mass) than women, even after body surface area correction

 

Elete endurance athletes have larger hearts than regular endurance athletes who have larger hearts than controls

 

The right ventricle has a larger volume than the left ventricle

 

Healthy adaptation is balanced; the left ventricle adapts equally as compared to the right ventricle

 

Heart facts:

 

Men have larger ventricles (both volume and wall-mass) than women, even after body surface area correction

 

Elete endurance athletes have larger hearts than regular endurance athletes who have larger hearts than controls

 

The right ventricle has a larger volume than the left ventricle

 

Healthy adaptation is balanced; the left ventricle adapts equally as compared to the right ventricle

 

HEART FACTS

 

 

 Reference Cardiac MRI Values

 

STUDY COMPLETED