Clinical Practice Guidelines
These guidelines are a listing of the standards and updates related to diagnosis, management, and care of patients with cardiovascular disease from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
CCS Guidelines represent current recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of heart disease. These recommendations are based upon exhaustive reviews of relevant published research undertaken by health care professionals recognized across Canada and around the world for their expertise. CCS Guidelines are useful for establishing patient care standards and serving as a balanced and trustworthy reference for Canadian health care professionals.
ESC 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 medical decision-making.