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The cardiology division ensures the optimal care of adult patients suffering from cardiovascular disease in a setting where high skills meet cutting-edge care and technology. Clinical services provided by HUG, research by the GeCor Foundation and the University of Geneva.

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Typical patients

Patient care in the clinic is at the center of our activity. The cardiology department takes care of a wide range of patients in both the outpatient and in-hospital settings.

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Training

Close collaboration with academic faculty of the University of Geneva allows us to offer high-level pre- and post-graduate education, particularly aimed at the medical community around Lake Geneva.

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Research

Within the cardiology department, several groups carry out clinical and / or fundamental research activities covering different areas of cardiovascular disease ranging from arteries to devices.

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Training


Colloquiums, conferences and presentations. Continued training and pre- and post graduate education.


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Research


Clinical or fundamental studies, researchers and publications


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Address

Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1205 Genève


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The cardiology division

The cardiology department consists of several specialized units and additional areas of specialized activities. It also has its own outpatient clinic and offers a complete rehabilitation program.

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Interventional cardiology unit

The Interventional Cardiology Unit of the Department offers a wide range of cardiac and non-cardiac endovascular services.

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Nuclear Cardiology Unit

Nuclear medicine makes it possible to assess the suffering of the heart muscle as well as the sequelae of a heart attack.

Cardiologie Structurelle

Structural Cardiology Unit

The Structural Cardiology Unit specializes in the management of patients with heart conditions unrelated to atherosclerosis, such as valve disease or congenital pathologies in adulthood.

Cardiologie Structurelle

Echocardiography unit

Echocardiography is a technique that uses ultrasound to explore the structures of the heart, their movements and the different blood flows in the chambers of the heart. The basic examination is a transthoracic echocardiography performed by a sensor placed on the chest.

Électrophysiologie

Electrophysiology unit

The electrophysiology unit treats inpatients and outpatients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Insuffisance Cardiaque Sévère

Acute heart failure unit

The Acute Heart Failure Unit takes care of patients with advanced heart failure with all therapeutic means ranging from medication to device.

Stimulation

Cardiac stimulation unit

The cardiac pacing unit supports hospitalized and ambulatory patients who require cardiac stimulation by a pacemaker or defibrillator.

Cardiogériatrie

Cardiogeriatric activity

The cardio-geriatric consultation offers multidisciplinary care within the internal medicine and rehabilitation service, in connection with all the specialties of the Cardiology service.

Cardiologie Préventive

Preventive cardiology activity

We offer cardiovascular risk advice, principally in primary prevention but also, for optimization, in secondary prevention, typically in the context of a family history with early myocardial infarction or high cholesterol or arterial hypertension problem, with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Cardio-Oncologie

Cardio-oncology activity

The cardio-oncology consultation ensures the optimal management of cardiovascular diseases in cancer patients; whether in the context of pre-existing cardiovascular disease or in the context of cardiac toxicity of the anti-cancer treatment. The ultimate goal is to minimize the burden and negative impact of cardiovascular disease on cancer treatment success rates and overall survival in cancer patients. This consultation is performed in close collaboration with the oncology and hematology team with the aim not only to optimize cardiovascular care during cancer treatment with cardiotoxic potential (many chemotherapeutic drugs), but also to identify adequate and personalized surveillance strategies in cancer survivors at high risk of late cardiotoxicity.

Cardiopathie Congénitale

Congenital heart disease activity

This specialized consultation offers any patient with a cardiac birth defect long term follow up and provides expertise in ultrasound imaging and cardiac MRI for patients with congenital heart defects.

Éducation Thérapeutique

Therapeutic education activity

Cardiology has set up a Therapeutic Patient Education Team (PET). Their activities relate to prevention and cardiovascular rehabilitation programs for patients attending two poles: Preventive Cardiology and Secondary Prevention.

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Preventive cardiology activity

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) provides a non-invasive assessment of myocardial anatomy, function and perfusion as well as the sequelae of heart attacks and structural abnormalities. These examinations are carried out in collaboration with the radiology department.

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Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs

Cardiovascular rehabilitation is an effective treatment for people who have heart failure or had a recent cardiac event (myocardial infarction, coronary angioplasty, cardiac surgery, etc.).


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LDL-cholesterol, the silence age

Inclisiran is a new small, synthetic interfering ribonucleic acid that lowers circulating LDL-C levels by using RNA silencing technology to reduce PCSK9 production. Administered subcutaneously at 0 and 3 months, then every 6 months, inclisiran has been shown to reduce LDL-C by approximately 50% in patients at high and very high cardiovascular risk or with a diagnosis of ‘familial hypercholesterolemia, but also in statin intolerant patients. New data is on the way, in particular on cardiovascular clinical outcomes, as well as the safety of use in adolescents.
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On-Pump vs Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

“Off-pump CABG” is CABG performed without the use of a heart-lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass). This means the heart continues to provide blood to the rest of the body during the surgery. In off-pump CABG, the area around the blocked coronary artery is stabilized while the surgeon grafts the blood vessel on the ”beating” heart. In “on-pump CABG”, the heart is stopped with the body’s blood supply being maintained by the cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB) machine.
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Cardiovascular rehabilitation

April 15, 2021by Dre Tessitore
Cardiovascular rehabilitation comprises a set of activities favorably influencing the evolutionary process of the disease; it brings patients better physical, mental and social condition. The aim of such a program is to help patients maintain their health and to return as quickly as possible to their lives after an acute cardiac event. Optimal secondary prevention strategies can prevent up to 45% of deaths from myocardial infarction. In Switzerland, it is considered that 50% of eligible patients participate in a post-infarction rehabilitation program (75% at HUG)

News

An alternative for resistant hypertension

In the event of drug treatment inefficiency, an interventional approach targeting the innervation of the kidneys may be offered.
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Something new to relieve angina pectoris

Unprecedented in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the surgery that took place at the end of March at the HUG in a patient with a severe form of angina pectoris could change the lives of many other patients.
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Limit cardiovascular risk

The Cardiology Department, in partnership with other specialties, has a major focus on prevention for effective management of people at high cardiovascular risk.
Read

An alternative for resistant hypertension

In the event of drug treatment inefficiency, an interventional approach targeting the innervation of the kidneys may be offered.
Read

Something new to relieve angina pectoris

Unprecedented in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the surgery that took place at the end of March at the HUG in a patient with a severe form of angina pectoris could change the lives of many other patients.
Read

Limit cardiovascular risk

The Cardiology Department, in partnership with other specialties, has a major focus on prevention for effective management of people at high cardiovascular risk.
Read
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Une alternative pour les hypertensions résistantes
En cas d’échec du traitement médicamenteux, une approche interventionnelle ciblant l’innervation des reins peut être proposée.
Du nouveau pour soulager l’angine de poitrine
Inédite en Suisse romande, l’intervention qui s’est déroulée fin mars aux HUG chez une patiente atteinte d’une forme sévère d’angine de poitrine pourrait changer la vie de nombreux autres malades.
Limiter les risques cardiovasculaires
Le Service de cardiologie, en partenariat avec d’autres spécialités, mise beaucoup sur la prévention pour une prise en charge efficace des personnes à haut risque cardiovasculaire.

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