Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Arterial Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Core Lab

Core Lab Services

The University of Pennsylvania Arterial Hemodynamics and Cardiac Imaging Quantification Core Laboratory offers a variety of essential services for Study Development and Management, as well as, Data Acquisition and Quantification.

These Services include:

Quantification Services

  • Arterial tonometry
  • Advanced Echocardiography Assessments
    • Aortic input impedance
    • Assessment of wave reflections
    • Wave intensity analysis
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac MRI Quantification
    • LV and RV Volumes
    • LV and RV Strain
    • Left and right atrial strain for advanced assessment of atrial function
    • Extracellular volume measurements for diffuse interstitial fibrosis
    • Standard and advanced diastolic function analyses, including modeling of intraventricular pressure gradients
    • Aortic pulse wave velocity
  • Carotid Vascular Hemodynamics to Assess Pulsatile Power Penetration into the Brain


Study Development

  • Protocol Development and Evaluation
  • Development of Site Manuals/SOPs and Case Report Forms


Physical Services

  • Site Training
  • Teleconference sessions
  • Assessment of Data Acquisiton Quality


Software Services

  • Development of Custom Designed Software
  • Training