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In order to improve clinical practice, the ESC charges groups of European experts with the task of creating recommendations and guidelines for clinical practice, published as reports by task forces or other study groups.
Guidelines present all the relevant evidence on a particular clinical issue to help physicians weigh the benefits and risks of a particular diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. To facilitate the process of guidelines development, the ESC has issued recommendations for guidelines production.
These recommendations and guidelines clarify areas of both consensus and disagreement, allowing distribution of the best possible guidance to practising physicians. See the list of ESC Guidelines Task Forces.
The Committee for Practice Guidelines or CPG considers innovative roles for the involvement of the ESC in new, health-related policies and in clinical practice, prevention, quality assurance, research programmes and health economics pertaining to cardiovascular disease.
The CPG deals with the following activities:
We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the Health On the Net Foundation.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.
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