Echocardiographic Core Laboratory
The Echocardiographic Core Laboratory (ECL) provides state-of-the-art echocardiographic imaging interpretation and analysis.
ECL director Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH, is a Yale faculty board-certified cardiologist and a leading national expert in 2- and 3-dimensional echocardiographic measures, having validated many of the newer measures of LV volume and function using 3-dimensional echocardiography.
The ECG Core laboratory provides analytic measures critical to the evaluation of acute myocardial infarction in the context of clinical trials. Core laboratory analysis of ECG data provides:
- Standardized assessment of Q wave and ST-segment resolution
- Consistent adjudication of interval or pre-existing MI
- Baseline data for event adjudication during long-term follow up
- Facilitated assessment of TV/TL relationship in the adjudication of MI and key composite endpoint events
The ECG Core Laboratory includes trained readers and physician over-readers, and uses standard methods to evaluate ischemic endpoints. The ECG Core Laboratory has passed numerous vendor-initiated audits.