CTG (cardiotocogram)

In consultation, the midwife sometimes uses a device called a "cardiotocogram".

This device records the heart sounds of your baby and measures the contractions over a given period of time.

This examination is completely painless and safe for you and your baby.



La scintigraphie cardiaque est un examen radiologique permettant d'étudier les artères coronaires et la vitalité du cœur. Elle aide à diagnostiquer un infarctus ou une diminution de l'apport sanguin dans une partie du cœur.

Le cœur est l’un des organes les plus essentiels du corps humain. Un muscle sensible à nos modes de vie, à nos habitudes de consommation, et qui bat en moyenne 100 000 fois par jour.

Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care


Mission of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Division

  • To provide care for all newborns, infant or child whose vital functions are threatened and who requires monitoring or therapy subject to intensive medicine.
  • To support patients and their loved ones in these crisis situations
  • To make every effort, in close collaboration with their immediate family, to provide all that is necessary and possible to improve the quality of life and chances of survival of children in a state that requires monitoring or specialized treatment.
  • To achieve and maintain a level of excellence over the long term, the effort depends on four components: clinical care, training-education, humanitarian projects as well as research, with the utmost respect for the children and their parents, and to improve their condition.

Cardiovascular Center

The Cardiovascular Center's emphasis is on care but also prevention. Cardiovascular diseases affect us all more than ever. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, a breakneck pace of life leading to stress, an unbalanced diet: these are some of the risk factors that can be acted upon, preventively and therapeutically.

The ELIPS Program

Initiated by the HUG then deployed at all Swiss University Cardiology Centers, the ELIPS Program aims to reduce the risk of recurrence after myocardial infarction.

It complements the existing broad care apparatus in the divisions of Cardiology, Heart Surgery, Angiology and Hemostasis.

Major advances are expected from the transfer of research towards care in therapies based on stem cells or in the development of bio-valves.

Main Diseases Treated

  • Simple and complex arrhythmias
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Adult congenital cardiopathy
  • Congenital and acquired pediatric cardiopathy
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Arterial hypertension (AHT)
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  • Acute and chronic peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute and chronic heart failure
  • Syncope and arrhythmia
  • Acute and chronic coronary syndrome
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Heart tumors