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Patient care

Inside this area you will find all the useful information that aims to make your stay at Cardiocentro more comfortable.


With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Cardio Center can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.


Managed by a no-profit foundation integrated into the cantonal healthcare service, Cardiocentro Ticino is a state-of-the-art, highly specialized university clinic in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardioestesthesia

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is preventive in nature, always fundamental, but above all at a young age, in protecting amateur and competitive sporting practice. In sports medicine, it is possible to identify pathologies that may determine complications, even serious ones, if they are not diagnosed in advance.

Dr. Bruno Capelli
Dr. Bruno Capelli

The sports medicine service at Cardiocentro Ticino is offered to everyone who practices sport: from professional athletes to amateur athletes who compete, from young people who intend to begin a sport to those who play recreational sport.
The services offered follow the Swiss Olympic criteria.

Services offered:

Sports-medical assessment and performance diagnosis

This is offered to elite and amateur sportspeople, both senior and junior
Internal-sports-medical examination (cardiovascular, risk factors)

  • Resting ECG
  • Exercise ECG
  • Laboratory (basic or complete haematochemical examinations)
  • Spirometry (pulmonary function)
  • Lactate test (aerobic capacity)
  • Conconi test (with ECG)
  • Spiroergometry with ECG (determination of VO2 max and anaerobic threshold)
  • Analysis of the test results and final discussion
  • Electrophysiological counsult

Screening of juniors, suitability assessment

Offered to young people who are beginning competitive and non-competitive sporting activities

  • Internal-sports-medical examination
  • Resting ECG
  • Discussion

Sports-medical prevention, suitability assessment

Offered to adults and seniors who are beginning competitive and non-competitive sporting activities

  • Internal-sports-medical examination
  • Resting ECG
  • Exercise ECG
  • Body composition analysis (plicometry, BMI)
  • Strength test (modified Bosco platform)
  • Specific advice for those who are sedentary, overweight, hypertensive, diabetic and cardiopathic

Nutritional advice

Offered to adults and seniors who practice competitive and non-competitive sporting activities

  • Internal-medical examination (body composition analysis)
  • Advice from a nutritionist

Sports coaching
Offered to adults and seniors

  • Internal-medical examination
  • Effectiveness assessment and training planning


Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Contacts and information

CCT Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Bruno Capelli
SSMS Sports physician

Diego Crivelli
Sports Physiotherapist

Fabrizio Vaghi

Sports medicine – Secretariat
Tel. +41 (0)91 805 31 88


Dr. Bruno Capelli
Senior Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Rehabilitation and Preventive Card. – Sports medicine