ESC Congress 2015 will see the launch of five new ESC Guidelines: on pulmonary hypertension (developed jointly with the European Respiratory Society), ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, acute coronary syndromes NSTE, pericardial diseases, and infective endocarditis.
The guidelines were developed by expert task forces under the governance of the ESC’s Committee for Practice Guidelines (CPG) as well as a large pool of peer reviewers with more than 100 experts contributing to the development of each document. Since 2014 the CPG has also involved all its member national cardiac societies in the review processes, which has added high quality expertise from the four corners of Europe. These national experts are listed alongside the names of the CPG members in the guidelines’ appendix.
As ever, the latest ESC guidelines summarise all available information and will provide an invaluable resource for the practising healthcare professional. Among their derivative products are the free ESC Pocket Guidelines App, which provides more than 100 interactive tools to help apply the guidelines in daily practice, and Essential Messages and Summary Cards, which summarise the main points and make them available to students, teachers and non-cardiologists. This year’s guidelines will also enhance what to do and not do in the clinical setting of their specific pathology. Look for this table in the last section of each guidelines document.
You can find out more about ESC Guidelines activities at the ESC Plaza, where, if you have not yet downloaded the ESC Pocket Guidelines App, you can be shown how. You can also pick up this year’s newly printed Pocket Guidelines - free for ESC members while stocks last. We will answer any questions you may have on our world renowned ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines.
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Do not miss the overview session of all 2015 Guidelines tomorrow morning at 8:30 (London). There will also be sessions dedicated to each of the new guidelines:
Your chance to meet the Task Forces and ask them the questions you may never otherwise have a chance to ask is on Sunday at 15:40, Monday at 15:40 and Tuesday at 15:40, all in Hyde Park.New this year on Wednesday 2 Sept at 09:00 (London) is the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines 2015 Highlights.
By Pepe Zamorano, University Hospital Ramon y Cajal Madrid
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