Table 4

Reproducibility of echocardiographic measurements

Interobserver differenceIntraobserver difference
Mean (mm)Mean absolute, %Mean (mm)Mean absolute, %
MA displacement0.20 (2.0)5.5 (4.1)0.40 (1.6)4.2 (4.9)
  • Values are means (±2 SD) of the individual differences between scores made by two scorers and between the two scores made by one scorer on different days, corresponding to means and the ‘limits of agreement’ in the Bland–Altman analysis. The absolute difference (%±SD) is used to avoid positive and negative differences cancelling each other. The interobserver and intraobserver mean differences were not significantly different. MA, mitral annulus.