Links to Guidelines

Aortic Disease

  • 2016 CCS/CSCS/CSVS Joint Position Statement on Open and Endovascular Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Disease (html) (pdf)
  • 2014 CCS Position Statement on the Management of Thoracic Aortic Disease (html) (pdf) (See Guideline Summary)

Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • 2017 ESC Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases (html) (pdf)
    2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease (html) (pdf)

Stroke

  • Canada Stroke Best Practices (html)

Atrial Fibrillation

  • 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 CCS: 2018 Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation (html) (pdf)
  • 2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS (html) (pdf)
  • 2016 CCS: Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation (html) (pdf) (pocketcard)
  • 2014 CCS:Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation (html) (pdf)
  • 2012 CCS: Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines: Recommendations for Stroke Prevention and Rate/Rhythm Control (html) (pdf)

Device Therapy

  • 2016 CCS: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Guidelines (html) (pdf)
  • 2013 CCS: Guidelines on the Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT): Implementation (html) (pdf) (pocketcard)
  • 2013 CCS: Use of Remote Monitoring for Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Follow-up (html) (pdf)
  • 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities
    (html) (pdf)
  • ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities (html) (pdf)

Supraventricular Tachycardia (non-AF)

  • 2019 ESC Guidelines for the management of patients with supraventricular tachycardia (html) (pdf)
  • 2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Management of Adult Patients With Supraventricular Tachycardia (html) (pdf)

Syncope and Bradycardia

  • 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay (html) (pdf)
  • 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope (html) (pdf)

Ventricular Arrhythmia and Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

  • 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death (html) (pdf)
  • 2011 CCS/CHRS: Recommendations for the Use of Genetic Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death (html) (pdf)

Acute Cardiac Care

  • SCAI 2019 clinical expert consensus statement on the classification of cardiogenic shock (html) (pdf)
  • CCS 2016: Position Statement on the Optimal Care of the Postarrest Patient (html) (pdf)

Acute Coronary Syndrome – STEMI

  • 2019 Canadian Cardiovascular Society / Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Guidelines on the Acute Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Focused Update on Regionalization and Reperfusion (html) (pdf)
  • 2017 ESC: Guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation (html) (pdf)
  • 2013 AHA: Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (html) (pdf)
  • 2009 CCS: Providing a perspective on the 2007 focused update of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association 2004 guidelines for the management of ST elevation myocardial infarction (pdf)

Acute Coronary Syndrome – Non-STEMI

  • 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes (html) (pdf)

Coronary Artery Disease / Antiplatelets (chronic)

  • 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic coronary syndromes (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 CCS: Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiplatelet Therapy (html) (pdf) (pocketcard)
  • 2017 ESC: Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiplatelet Therapy (html) (pdf)
  • 2014 CCS: Diagnosis and Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (html) (pdf)
  • 2013 AHA: Exercise Standards for Testing and Training (html) (pdf)
  • 2012 CCS: Mangement of Patient with Refractory Angina (html) (pdf)

Non-Atherosclerotic Coronary Disease

  • 2019 AHA: Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Myocardial Infarction in the Absence of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 ESC working group position paper on myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 AHA: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (html) (pdf)

Revascularization

  • 2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization (html) (pdf)
  • 2014 CCS: Position Statement on Revascularization—Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease (html) (pdf)

Universal Definition of MI

  • 2018 ESC/ACC Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (2018) (html) (pdf)
  •  Adult Echocardiography (ASE Guideline Library)
  • 2019 Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults (pdf)
  • 2017 Recommendations for Noninvasive Evaluation of Native Valvular Regurgitation (pdf)
  • 2017 Recommendations on the Echocardiographic Assessment of Aortic Valve Stenosis (pdf)
  • 2016 Recommendations for the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Echocardiography (pdf)
  • 2016 Guidelines for the Use of Echocardiography in the Evaluation of a Cardiac Source of Embolism (pdf)
  • 2015 Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification by Echocardiography in Adults (pdf)
  • 2015 Guidelines for the Use of Echocardiography as a Monitor for Therapeutic Intervention in Adults (pdf)
  • 2015 Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Assessment of Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale (pdf)
  • 2013 Clinical Recommendations for Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging of Patients with Pericardial Disease (pdf)
  • 2010 Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Assessment of the Right Heart in Adults (pdf)
  • 2010 CCS/CSE Guidelines for Physician Training and Maintenance of Competence in Adult Echocardiography (pdf)
  • 2009 Recommendations for Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves With Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound (pdf)

Heart Failure

  • 2017 CCS: Management of Heart Failure (html) (pdf) (pocketcard)
  • 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure (html) (pdf)
  • 2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure (html)

Advanced Devices and Transplant

  • 2019 HFSA/SAEM/ISHLT Clinical Expert Consensus Document on the Emergency Management of Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices (UWOhtml) (pdf)

Cardiac CT

Cardiac MRI

Perfusion Imaging (ASNC Guidelines Library)

  • 2018 ASNC Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Guidelines: Instrumentation, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation (html)
  • 2017 ASNC imaging guidelines for nuclear cardiology procedures (html)

General

  • 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (html) (pdf)

Hypertension

  • 2018 Hypertension Canada (html) (pdf)
  • Hypertension Canada’s 2018 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy (pdf)

Dyslipidemia

  • 2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 CCS Position Statement on Familial Hypercholesterolemia (html) (pdf)
  • 2016 CCS: Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention for Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult (html) (pdf) (pocketcard)
  • 2014 CCS: Familial Hypercholesterolemia (html) (pdf)

Diabetes

  • 2019 ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 Diabetes Canada (html) (pdf)

2017 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease (html) (pdf)

2017 AHA/ACC Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease (html) (pdf)

2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease (html) (pdf)

2012 CCS: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (html) (pdf)

2004 CCS: Surgical Management of Valvular Heart Disease (pdf)

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • CachNet (Canadian 2008) 
  • 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease (pdf)
  • 2009 CCS Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (pdf)

Infective Endocarditis

  • AHA/IDSA 2015: Infective Endocarditis in Adults: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications (html) (pdf)
  • 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis: The Task Force for the Management of Infective Endocarditis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Endorsed by: European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) (html) (pdf)
  • CCS 2008: The American Heart Association 2007 endocarditis prophylaxis guidelines: A compromise between science and common sense (pdf)

Myocardial Disease

  • 2014 ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (html) (pdf)
  • 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (html) (pdf)

Pericardial Disease

  • 2015 ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Pericardial Diseases (html) (pdf)

Pulmonary Circulation, Pulmonary Embolism, Right Heart Failure

  • 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism (html) (pdf)
  • 2018 6th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension: Haemodynamic definitions and updated clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension (html) (pdf)
  • 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: The Joint Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (html) (pdf)
  • CCS 2005: Position Statement on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (pdf)

Drive & Fly Guidelines

  • 2017 CMA Driver’s Guide 9th edition (pdf)
  • 2012 CCS: Focused Position Statement Update on Assessment of the Cardiac Patient for Fitness to Drive: Fitness Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation (html) (pdf)
  • 2003 CCS: Assessment of the Cardiac Patient for Fitness to Drive and Fly (pdf)

Atheletes

  • 2018 CCS/CRHS Joint Position Statement on the Cardiovascular Screening of Competitive Athletes (html) (pdf)

Cardio-Oncology

  • 2016 CCS: Evaluation and Management of Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy (html) (pdf)

Elderly

  • 2002 CCS: Heart Disease in and Elderly Population (CCS)

Pediatric

  • 2017 CCS/CPCA Position Statement on the Approach to Syncope in the Pediatric Patient (pdf)

Pregnancy

  • 2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy (html) (pdf)
  • 2014 SOGC Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of the Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (pdf)

Women

  • 2011 AHA Effectiveness Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women (pdf)
  • 2000 CCS: Women and Ischemic Heart Disease (pdf)

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