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Writing ESC Guidelines

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



ESC Recommendations for Guidelines Production

A great number of guidelines have been issued in recent years by different national and international organisations. However, this profusion of documents can endanger the authority and validity of guidelines, which can only be guaranteed if they have been developed by an unquestionable decision-making process. This is one of the reasons why the ESC have issued governing policies and procedures for the writing of ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines. 

Access the document

All information and the content of ESC Guidelines under development must be kept confidential until published. The full details of the rules on confidentiality are developed in the document below :