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Guidelines aim to present all the relevant evidence on a particular clinical issue in order to help physicians to weigh the benefits and risks of a particular diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. They should be helpful in everyday clinical medical decision-making.

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ESC Congress 2015: Discover, review and discuss new guidelines

Bringing the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines experience full circle, the ESC Congress will feature for each main topic a dedicated session on guidelines implementation to assist the clinicians in their daily practice. Get more on the Guidelines in Practice sessions.

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New slide-set available for the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Aortic Diseases

In addition to coronary and peripheral artery diseases, aortic diseases contribute to the wide spectrum of arterial diseases: aortic aneurysms, acute aortic syndromes (AAS) including aortic dissection (AD), intramural haematoma (IMH), penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) and traumatic aortic injury (TAI), pseudoaneurysm, aortic rupture, atherosclerotic and inflammatory affections, as well as genetic diseases...

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New resources available for the ESC Clinincal Practice Guidelines on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In addition to the Full text of the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, discover the Essential messages and the Summary card. These two documents, designed to be helpful in your daily practice, are now available online.

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New slide-set availble for the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common disease which may lead to life threatening right ventricular failure. Even an apparently mild episode of PE should be promptly diagnosed and treated to prevent early and potentially life-threatening recurrences.

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New slide-set availble for the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Non-cardiac Surgery

The Guidelines focus on the cardiovascular management of patients in whom heart disease is a potential source of complications during non-cardiac surgery. The risk of perioperative complications depends on the condition of the patient before surgery, the prevalence of comorbidities, and the urgency, magnitude, type, and duration of the surgical procedure.

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35 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines
2014ESC/EACTS Guidelines in Myocardial Revascularisation (Guidelines for)Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
2014Acute Pulmonary Embolism (Diagnosis and Management of)Thromboembolic Venous Disease
2014Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyMyocardial Disease
2014Aortic DiseasesDiseases of the Aorta and Trauma to the Aorta and Heart
20142014 ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and managementThe Cardiac Consult
2013Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases developed with the EASDDiabetic heart disease
2013Stable Coronary Artery Disease (Management of)Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)
2013Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Arrhythmias
2013Arterial Hypertension (Management of)Hypertension
2012Third Universal Definition of Myocardial InfarctionMyocardial Disease
2012Valvular Heart Disease (Management of)Valvular Heart Diseases
2012Atrial Fibrillation (Management of) 2010 and Focused Update (2012)Atrial Fibrillation
2012Acute Myocardial Infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation (Management of)Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
2012Acute and Chronic Heart Failure Heart Failure (HF)
2012CVD Prevention in clinical practice (European Guidelines on)Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management
2011Dyslipidaemias (Management of) Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management
2011Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation (Management of)Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
2011Cardiovascular Diseases during Pregnancy (Management of)Pregnancy and Heart Disease
2011Peripheral Artery Diseases (Diagnosis and Treatment of)Peripheral Arterial Diseases
2010Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease (Management of)Congenital Heart Disease
2010Device Therapy in Heart Failure (Focused Update)Heart Failure (HF)
2009Infective Endocarditis (Guidelines on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of)Infective Endocarditis
2009Syncope (Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of)Syncope
2009Pulmonary Hypertension (Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of)Pulmonary Hypertension
2007The Role of Endomyocardial Biopsy in the Management of Cardiovascular DiseaseMyocardial Disease
2006Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death (ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for Management of Patients With)Arrhythmias
2004Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Cardiovascular Disease (Expert Consensus Document on)Clinical pharmacology
2004B-Adrenergic Receptor Blockers (Expert Consensus Document on)Clinical pharmacology
2004Pericardial Diseases (Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of)Pericardial Disease
2004Antiplatelet Agents (Expert Consensus Document on the Use of)Clinical pharmacology
2003Supraventricular Arrhythmias (ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines for the Management of Patients with)Arrhythmias
2003Medical Practice Guidelines: Separating science from economics 
2003Estimation of ten-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease in Europe: the SCORE projectCardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management
2002Chest Pain (Management of)Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
2002Neonatal Electrocardiogram (Guidelines for the interpretation of the)Congenital Heart Disease
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