Herzlich willkommen bei der SCPRS!

Die Schweizer Arbeitsgruppe für kardiale Rehabilitation (SAKR) wurde 1985 als Interessensgemeinschaft innerhalb der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (SGK) gegründet. Die Namensänderung in SCPRS drängte sich 2017 mit der Integration der Sportkardiologie auf. Sie soll eine Plattform für alle in der kardiovaskulären Prävention, Rehabilitation und Sportkardiologie tätigen Fachpersonen und Institutionen sein.

Die Tätigkeiten der SCPRS umfassen die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Aus- und Weiterbildung, Organisation von Fortbildungsveranstaltungen, Förderung der klinischen Forschung, Vertretung in nationalen und internationalen Gremien sowie Wahrung von Berufsinteressen.

Die Jahresversammlung der SCPRS findet jeweils im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der SGK statt in welcher sie auch mit einer wissenschaftlichen Sitzung vertreten ist.

Die SCPRS führt ein offizielles Verzeichnis der von ihr anerkannten ambulanten und stationären Institutionen. deren Grundlage im laufend überprüften Anforderungsprofil und den Qualitätskriterien publiziert sind.


  • Quality indicators for cardiovascular disease prevention
    European Journal of Preventive Cardiology: doi:10.1093/eurjpc/zwab160

    The ESC has recently published quality indicators for cardiovascular disease prevention. These indicators are supported by evidence from the literature, underpinned by expert consensus and aligned with the 2021 ESC Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice to offer a mechanism for the evaluation of ASCVD prevention care and outcomes.
    Noteworthy from an SCPRS perspective is that referral to cardiovascular rehabilitation after an acute event or an elective revascularization procedure is a main quality indicator for cardiovascular clinics which may improve uptake and outcome.

    ACR, albumin creatinine ratio; APT, antiplatelet therapy; ASCVD, atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease; Ax, assessment; BP, blood pressure; CAC, coronary calcium scoring; CE, cardioembolic; CKD,chronic kidney disease; CR, cardiac rehabilitation; CV, cardiovascular; CVH, cardiovascular hospitalization; DM, diabetes mellitus; ECG, electrocardiogram; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; GLP-1 RA, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists; HbA1c, glycated haemoglobin; HBR, high bleeding risk; HTN, hypertension; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; MDT, multidisciplinary team; MI, myocardial infarction; PAD, peripheral artery disease; PPI, proton pump inhibitors; PREMs, patient-reported experience measures; RAASi, renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system inhibitors; Rx, treatment; SGLT2i, sodium/glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors; TTE, transthoracic echocardiogram
  • First ever EAPC Course on Digital Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation in collaboration with Hasselt University

    The course is composed of six interactive online sessions, live-streamed from Wednesday 3 November 2021 to Tuesday 22 February 2022.

    In a rapidly digitalising world, all modalities known to cardiologists and cardiovascular care institutes are transforming into a digital counterpart. The COVID-pandemic has forced us into a higher gear in implementing the latest tools. Worldwide, many centres have offered at least a short period of telerehabilitation.

    This online course intends to highlight the key possibilities of digital tools for application in preventive cardiology and to apply digital technology to set-up a telerehabilitation program.

    For this unique learning opportunity, digital specialists are brought together to inform the participants about the latest applications and their personal experiences in applying them.

  • Schutzkonzept

  • Herbsttagung des SCT und der Schweizerischen Herzstiftung für Herztherapeuten
    Training im Wasser bei Herzerkrankungen
    27.11.2021, Zürich Affoltern

  • Informationsbroschüre zur Kontrolle der Risikofaktoren in der kardiovaskulären Prävention und Rehabilitation

    In Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Fachpersonen aus dem Bereich der Prävention und Rehabilitation sowie dem Vorstand der SCPRS, konnte eine Informationsbroschüre für in der kardiovaskulären Prävention und Rehabilitation tätigen Ärztinnen und Ärzte erstellt werden.

    Die Idee dahinter ist, den in der Weiterbildung tätigen Ärztinnen und Ärzte einen raschen Überblick über die Behandlung und Zielwerte der kardiovaskulären Risikofaktoren zu vermitteln. Es soll auch als Anregung dienen, diese Aspekte in den ärztlichen Berichten differenziert zu kommentieren.

    Das Dokument steht zur Anwendung und Verbreitung unter untenstehendem Link zur Verfügung. Eine französische Version soll folgen.

    REHA-TRAIN Fact Sheets

    REHA-TRAIN Booklet

  • Re-opening of indoor group training of ambulatory cardiovascular rehabilitation programs
    (Update 16.04.2021)

    Following the meeting of the Federal Council on April 14th 2021, the board of the SCPRS recommends to re-open indoor group trainings of ambulatory cardiovascular rehabilitation centres starting April 19th 2021.

    - Max. recommended group size is up to 15 persons
    - The so far required and well established precautionary measures to avoid transmission of Sars-CoV-2 have still to be respected.

  • European Core Curriculum for Preventive Cardiology

    Just published: The first European Core Curriculum for Preventive Cardiology. It intends to standardize, structure, deliver, and evaluate training in preventive cardiology across Europe. It shall be the basis for dedicated fellowship programmes and a European Society of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) subspecialty certification for cardiologists, with the intention to improve quality and outcome in CVD prevention.

    Besides an important focus on cardiovascular rehabilitation it also covers sports cardiology, which is often offered by secondary prevention and rehabilitation centers. The position paper is supported by the SCPRS with our president as the first author.

    2021 EAPC Core Curriculum for Preventive Cardiology

  • COVID-19 precautionary measures for cardio-vascular rehabilitation centers
    (Update 06.06.2020)


    In the context of cardiovascular rehabilitation programs, the board of the SCPRS recommends the following procedure:

    - all patients are allowed to take part in cardio-vascular rehabilitation programs

    - the screening of patients before each training session must continue (cough or sore throat, dyspnea, anosmia, fever or contact to a COVID-19 patient)

    - group therapies and group counselling with more than 5 people are permitted if the distance between participants and healthcare professionals is at least 2 m

    - in situations, where the minimal distance cannot be guaranteed, surgical masks have to be used

    - regular disinfection of the equipment and the provision of hand disinfectant for patients is of utmost importance

    - changing rooms must be adequately ventilated and patients should be instructed to avoid their use if possible

    For general recommendations on how to provide cardiovascular rehabilitation activities during the COVID-19 pandemic we refer also to the statement of the European Associatin of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC):

  • Ambulatory cardiovascular rehabilitation programs and national measures to fight the rapid rise in coronavirus infections
    (Update 24.10.2020)

    Following the extraordinary meeting of the Federal Council on October 18th 2020 and the rapidly evolving situation with intensification of protective measures in various cantons (in particular restrictions in training sessions of sports clubs and closing of fitness centers), the board of the SCPRS recommends the following procedure regarding ambulatory cardiovascular rehabilitation centers:

    Starting next week (26th October 2020), indoor exercise training in groups should be suspended until further notice for:

    - Ambulatory cardiovascular rehabilitation centers of phase II & III (if in line with the local regulations of hospital directions and public authorities)
    - Educational sessions can be continued respecting the protective measures of the federal office of public health
    - These recommendations do not apply to stationary cardiovascular rehabilitation centers, where patients are hospitalised over several weeks and are not submitted to the same risk of contagion as commuting persons

    As an alternative for group trainings in the ambulatory setting, individual trainings, outdoor activities or cardiac tele-rehabilitation programs can be continued or implemented.

    Patients expressing the wish to suspend program sessions should be allowed to catch up the missed information or trainings at a later stage.