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Guidelines Publication Schedule

Clinical Practice Guidelines and scientific statements of the ESC are prepared by a task force of cardiologists who deal with cardiology problems and are an ad hoc group commissioned by the Committee for Clinical Practice Guidelines upon approval by the ESC Board. The guidelines are published on a regular basis in the European Heart Journal.



Guidelines Planned for 2021

  • Cardiac Pacing
    Chairpersons: Jens Cosedis Nielsen and Michael Glikson
  • Valvular Heart Disease
    Chairpersons: Alec Vahanian and Friedhelm Beyersdorf
  • CVD Prevention
    Chairpersons: François Mach and Frank Visseren
  • Heart Failure
    Chairpersons: Theresa McDonagh and Marco Metra

Guidelines Planned for 2020

  • Non-St-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes
    Chairpersons: Jean-Philippe Collet and Holger Thiele
  • Atrial Fibrillation
    Chairpersons: Tatiana Potpara and Gerhard Hindricks
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease (previously Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease)
    Chairpersons: Helmut Baumgartner and Julie De Backer
  • Sports Cardiology and Physical Activity in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
    Chairpersons: Antonio Pelliccia and Sanjay Sharma

Guidelines Published in 2019

  • Diabetes, pre-Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
    Chairpersons: Francesco Consentino and Peter Grant
  • Acute Pulmonary Embolism
    Chairpersons: Stavros Konstantinides and Guy Meyer
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
    Chairpersons: Josep Brugada  and Demosthenes Katritsis
  • Chronic Coronary Syndromes  (previously Stable Coronary Artery Disease)
    Chairpersons: William Wijns and Juhani Knuuti
  • Dyslipidaemias
    Chairpersons: Colin Baigent, François Mach and Alberico Catapano

Guidelines Published in 2018

  • Syncope
    Chairpersons: Michele Brignole and Angel Moya
  • Fourth Universal Definition of MI and Myocardial Injury
    Chairpersons: Kristian Thygesen, Joseph Alpert and Harvey White
  • Myocardial Revascularization
    Chairpersons: Franz Joseph Neumann  and Miguel Sousa Uva
  • CVD during Pregnancy
    Chairpersons: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek and Jolien Roos-Hesselink
  • Arterial Hypertension
    Chairpersons: Bryan Williams and  Giuseppe Mancia

Guidelines Published in 2017

  • AMI-STEMI
    Chairpersons: Stefan James and Borja Ibanez
  • Focused Update on Dual anti-Platelet Therapy
    Chairperson: Marco Valgimigli
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Chairpersons: Victor Aboyans and Jean-Baptiste Ricco
  • Valvular Heart Disease
    Chairpersons: Helmut Baumgartner and Volkmar Falk

Guidelines Published in 2016

  • Cardio-Oncology (Position Paper)
    Chairpersons: Jose Luis Zamorano and Patrizio Lancellotti
  • CVD Prevention
    Chairpersons: Massimo Piepoli and Arno W. Hoes
  • Atrial Fibrillation
    Chairpersons: Paulus Kirchhof and Stefano Benussi
  • Heart Failure
    Chairpersons: Piotr Ponikowski and Adriaan Voors