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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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The 2014 ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management is now available

The 2014 ESC/ESA Guidelines cover the entire field including surgical risk assessment, pre-operative evaluation, and optimal peri-operative management, and will also address relevant cardiological and anaesthesiological issues in patients with specific cardiac diseases and common co-morbidities who are scheduled to undergo non-cardiac surgery.
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New Clinical cases on EduCAD platform
Dedicated to young physicians, eduCAD o­ffers several clinical cases accurately selected from the EVINCI study* population for training in the appropriate use of multimodal imaging technology in cardiology.
Play one of the 30 updated clinical cases.
Discover the ESC Pocket Guidelines App
Designed for Apple and Android devices, this mobile App gives you an access to 2011-2013 Pocket Guidelines and a vast panel of interactive tools
Guidelines sessions during ESC Congress

If you attend to ESC Congress 2014, do not miss the ESC Practice Guidelines dedicated sessions:

  • Presentation of the latest Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Meet the task Forces
  • Guidelines Implementation Into Practice tracks...

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The new Impact Factors are now available for the ESC journals

Impact factors are often correlated to the importance and visibility of a journal throughout the scientific communities.
The ESC journals 2013 impact factors are now online.  Discover them on our Journals section

35 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines
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
2010Myocardial Revascularisation (Guidelines for)Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
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
2008Acute Pulmonary Embolism (Diagnosis and Management of)Thromboembolic Venous Disease
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
2003Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Clinical Expert Consensus Document on)Myocardial Disease
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
2001Aortic Dissection (Diagnosis and Management of)Diseases of the Aorta and Trauma to the Aorta and Heart
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