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2023 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiomyopathies

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

The objective of this guideline is to help healthcare professionals diagnose and manage patients with cardiomyopathies of all ages according to the best available evidence and to provide a practical diagnostic and treatment framework for patients and their relatives. This is a new guideline, not an update of existing guidelines, with the exception of the section on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), in which we have provided a focused update to the 2014 ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. As such, most of the recommendations in this guideline are new. It is beyond the scope of this guideline to provide detailed descriptions and recommendations for each individual cardiomyopathy phenotype; instead, the aim is to provide a guide to the diagnostic approach to cardiomyopathies, highlight general evaluation and management issues, and signpost the reader to the relevant evidence base for the recommendations.

Epidemiology, Prognosis, Outcome
Arrhythmias, General
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Imaging of Cardiac Morphology, Dimensions, Volume, and Mass
Stroke Prevention
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: Morphology, Dimensions, Volumes and Mass
Cardiac Computed Tomography: Myocardial Disease
Imaging of Systolic and Diastolic Function
Epidemiology, Prognosis, Outcome
Echocardiography: Myocardial Disease
Clinical Skills
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: Systolic and Diastolic Function
Imaging of Myocardial Disease
Doppler Echocardiography
Diagnostic Methods
T1 and T2 Mapping
Chronic Heart Failure
Pathophysiology and Mechanisms
History Taking
Cardiac Computed Tomography: Morphology, Dimensions, Volumes and Mass
Epidemiology, Prognosis, Outcome
Echocardiography: Morphology, Dimensions, Volumes and Mass
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: Myocardial Disease
Epidemiology, Prognosis, Outcome
Physical Examination
Echocardiography: Systolic and Diastolic Function

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Scientific Presentation at ESC Congress 2023

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ESC TV Interview

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Congress News Article

Insights from the Chairs of the Guidelines Task Force.

Slide set

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ESC Pocket Guidelines App

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FOCUS: A lifelong learning series

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