2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization

European Society of Cardiology

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Associations: Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA), European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), Heart Failure Association (HFA). Councils: Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, Council for Cardiology Practice, Council on Cardiovascular Primary Care, Council on Stroke, Council on Valvular Heart Disease Working Groups: Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation, Thrombosis. Disclaimer. The ESC/EACTS Guidelines represent the views of the ESC/EACTS and were produced after careful consideration of the scientific and medical knowledge and the evidence available at the time of their dating. The ESC/EACTS are not responsible in the event of any contradiction, discrepancy and/or ambiguity between the ESC/EACTS Guidelines and any other official recommendations or guidelines issued by the relevant public health authorities, in particular in relation to good use of health care or therapeutic strategies. Health professionals are encouraged to take the ESC/EACTS Guidelines fully into account when exercising their clinical judgment as well as in the determination and the implementation of preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic medical strategies. However, the ESC/EACTS Guidelines do not override in any way whatsoever the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate and accurate decisions in consideration of each patient's health condition and in consultation with that patient and the patient's caregiver where appropriate and/or necessary. Nor do the ESC/EACTS Guidelines exempt health professionals from taking careful and full consideration of the relevant official updated recommendations or guidelines issued by the competent public health authorities in order to manage each patient's case in light of the scientifically accepted data pursuant to their respective ethical and professional obligations. It is also the health professional's responsibility to verify the applicable rules and regulations relating to drugs and medical devices at the time of prescription.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-90
Number of pages87
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume55
Issue number1
Early online date27 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Antithrombotic therapy
  • Bare-metal stents
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Drug-eluting stents
  • Guidelines
  • Heart Team
  • Medical therapy
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocardial ischaemia
  • Myocardial revascularization
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Recommendation
  • Revascularization
  • Risk stratification
  • ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  • Stable angina
  • Stable coronary artery disease
  • Stents
  • SYNTAX score

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