Vascular Lab

Services and Tests

  • ABI: Ankle brachial index
  • PWV: Pulse Wave Analysis
  • PWV: Pulse Wave Velocity
  • BART: Brachial reactivity
  • Carotid intimal thickness
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
  • Interpretation (IMTs/BARTs)

How to Access the Vascular Lab

In general, the CHPS Cardiovascular Core at CHOP provides services for subjects less than 21 years of age. Services for adult subjects must be approved the CHPS Cardiovascular Core Director, Dr. Meryl Cohen, MD. For studies requiring primarily adult services or a large volume of adult participants, investigators can either identify an adult Cardiologist to join the research team or work with the research facilitator at the Penn CHPS program for subjects over 21 years to be seen by an adult practitioner.

CHPS and IRB final approval are needed prior to use of the Core. A budget must also be prepared/approved through Clinical Trials Financial Management.


Craig Tinker, Vascular Tech, 267-426-9545, tinkerc [at]
Fang Liu, Vascular Tech, 856-236-0284, liuf [at]
Celena Green, Echo Scheduler, 215-590-3354, greence [at]
Meryl Cohen, MD, CHPS Cardiovascular Core Director, 215-590-2402, cohenm [at]
John Krall, Administrative Director, krallj [at]