The ancillary measures below are available as part of CISRE’s association with the broader CRU environment.
The dedicated nursing staff (RNs, LPNs, PCTs) provide essential support to the CISRE, including: phlebotomy, point of care testing, anthropometrics, drug administration, physical assessments, questionnaire administration, serial blood pressure measurements, vital signs, and 12-lead echocardiograms.
The Exercise Core of the CRU is staffed by exercise physiologists who are capable of providing the following services: body composition measurements (DEXA, anthropometry, bioimpedances), cardiopulmonary testing (ECG stress testing, VO2 max treadmill tests, VO2 Max cycle ergometer tests), muscular strength testing, exercise training, and functional assessments (6-minute walk, sit and reach, stair steps).
The Nutrition Core is staffed by registered dieticians who support the dietary needs of all protocols. The services of the department include: nutrition assessment, dietary recall (24h), food diaries, food frequency questionnaire administration, controlled diet supply, development of protocol-specific diets, dietary instrument data entry, and nutrient analysis
The CRU is also staffed by a team of echocardiographic technologists that can support protocols employing a variety of procedures, including: echocardiograms, vascular imaging (carotid, brachial), pulse wave velocity, and applanation tonometry.
The services listed above are a sample of the resources available within the CRU and CISRE.