Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

Aarau, Switzerland

Dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy diagnosis (program ID: 90015)

Thierry-Pierre Carrel

Prof. Dr. med.

Thierry-Pierre Carrel

Heart Center

Specialized in: cardiosurgery, thoracic surgery

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Our aim is to provide you with the best possible advice and care in the event of heart or vascular problems.

Experienced cardiologists and heart surgeons ensure personal treatment of the very highest level, while competent nursing care and ultra-modern medical-technological services complete the range of services we provide. The pleasant atmosphere at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau is the perfect setting to ensure your well-being.

Interdisciplinary cooperation with the other centres of competence at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau (anaesthesia, internal medicine, gastroenterology, pneumology, radiology, neurology, etc.) guarantees you a comprehensive, integral treatment whenever it is necessary
Outpatient care is based on the following elements:

  • Experienced specialists
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Competent, sensitive care
  • State-of-the-art technical infrastructure
  • A private clinic atmosphere
  • 24-hour emergency service

The Heart Centre at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau was opened on 3rd October 1992. The centre was created because there were no provisions for the invasive diagnosis or surgical treatment of heart diseases in the large and densely populated canton of Aargau.
In the canton of Aargau, heart surgery and radiofrequency ablations are only available at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau. The Hirslanden Clinic Aarau has concluded corresponding agreements with the canton of Aargau, stipulating that these services are open to all insured parties, i.e. heart surgery and radiofrequency ablations can be performed on all patients in our clinic, including those with a general insurance.
Out-patient consultations and treatment are also open to all patients without the need for an additional insurance.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • thyroid function test  (TSH-basal, fT3, fT4)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides,
      Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
  • vascular system assessment
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • vessel elasticity measurement
  • body fat and water examination
  • color doppler echocardiography or TEE
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Hirslanden Klinik Aarau is the largest private hospital in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland and is a first class acute care hospital offering a comprehensive list of personalised medical services.

Hirslanden Klinik Aarau is a modern hospital with cutting edge technology, state of the art infrastructure and over 150 affiliated doctors and in-house physicians offering a wide range of field leading specialised medicine and surgical fields. The clinic has an experienced and friendly staff of 800 employees who are dedicated to the satisfaction and recovery of its patients.

The modern infrastructure allows specialists of all disciplines to work together in a cohesive interdisciplinary approach allowing this acute hospital to offer the best premium care solutions that are customised to the patient’s individual needs.

Area of Specialisation
Hirslanden Klinik Aarau offers a wide range of first class medical services including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Guests also have access to its medical institutes and centres of excellence focusing on orthopaedics and traumatology, internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics as well as visceral and general surgery. The hospital has a 24 hour emergency and intensive care units with palliative care beds to aid in your recovery.
Here you can find a list with the whole range of treatment.
Facts & Figures
The hospital was founded in 1988 and belongs to the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group which is constantly developing and expanding. The hospital has 145 beds, the experience and expertise of 150 affiliated doctors and in-house physicians with 800 friendly employees to cater to your private medical care.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.