ARPKD Cardiovascular Research Study

Pennsylvania, United States


The primary goal of this research study is to learn if patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) are at risk for brain aneurysms or cardiovascular abnormalities.

Participants will be asked to make a single 4-5 hour visit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to complete a:
• Physical exam and interview
• Blood draw
• MRI scan of the brain (no contrast or sedation)
• Non-invasive heart and blood vessel measurements,
including echocardiogram

You will also be given a 24-hour blood pressure monitor to
complete at home and return via prepaid mailer.

Inclusion Criteria

  • 6 years or older
  • Diagnosed with ARPKD

Other inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.