Cardiac Care for Survivors


On the day of the check-up, your heart will be checked for health and performance. After the check-up, you will receive a medical assessment of your current heart health and, if necessary, initial therapy steps can be initiated. Early detection and individual treatment help to strengthen the heart and prevent potential deterioration.

If the examination is without findings, you can be assured that your heart is in good health.

The complete consultation takes about 2- 2.5 hours.

The medical reports are processed promptly and will reach your GP after approximately one week.

The examination costs for the cardiac follow-up consultation will be invoiced to you or your health insurance company by the hospital. If you have a high deductible rate, you may incur additional costs. The short study part is of course free of charge.

If you would like to take the cardiovascular stress test (spiroergometry), it is recommended that you wear sports shoes and loose clothing.

If it is possible for you to cycle under load with the leg prosthesis, it is also possible to complete the test with a leg prosthesis.

However, if there is the slightest risk of mechanical overload, we recommend that you do not take this test.

To date, there is no nationwide offer for individual aftercare in Switzerland. In some Swiss hospitals, the Passport for Care consultation is offered, a personalised aftercare recommendation for survivors.

At the Inselspital Bern and the Cantonal Hospital Luzern, we work closely with their specialists and try to combine these consultations with the cardiac aftercare consultation whenever possible.


You can find an overview of other hospitals that offer aftercare consultations for survivors at the umbrella organisation Childhood Cancer Switzerland