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Aims. The aim of this short communication is to highlight some inconsistencies in defining two clinically important echocardiographic parameters with possible impact on clinical practice. Methods and Results. A surview of publications in reputable cardiological journals revealed inconsistencies posing questions on the validity of the published data and on the scrupulousness of the reviewing process. We demonstrate examples of inconsistencies in the calculation of left ventricular mass usingdoi:10.5507/bp.2012.058 pmid:23073532 fatcat:cvsuza5bijchjltb3vvjdqpff4