Cardiac Outcomes Research Laboratory
The CORELAB at the Division of Cardiac Surgery at UCLA was established in 2012. While initially in the basement of an old chemistry lab, CORELAB is now located in the UCLA Center for Health Sciences and spans a number of scientific areas.
CORELAB: Cardiac Outcomes Research Laboratory
The CORELAB is dedicated to defining clinical outcomes and improving processes of care in cardiovascular surgery. In doing so, we aim to also train the next generation of clinician-scientists who can then disseminate our mission of groundbreaking research around the world.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) has been used to support patients with advanced cardiac and/or pulmonary failure. More recently, venoarterial (VA) ECMO has been used as an adjunct to CPR, which has increased the number of patients on extracorporeal support.