Guidelines and Position Statements Library

These statements were developed following a thorough consideration of medical literature and the best available evidence and clinical experience. They represent the consensus of a multidisciplinary panel comprised of experts on the topic with a mandate to formulate disease-specific recommendations. Recommendations are aimed to provide a reasonable and practical approach to care for specialists and allied health professionals obliged with the duty of bestowing optimal care to patients and families, and can be subject to change as scientific knowledge and technology advance and as practice patterns evolve. These statements are not intended to be a substitute for physicians using their individual judgement in managing clinical care in consultation with the patient, with appropriate regard to all the individual circumstances of the patient, diagnostic and treatment options available and available resources. Adherence to these recommendations will not necessarily produce successful outcomes in every case.

 

Topic

Year

Title

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Adult
Echocardiography

2010

Echocardiography Guidelines for Training and Maintenance of Competency in Adult Echocardiography Training and MOC          
Adult
Echocardiography
2010 Echocardiography Guidelines for Training and Maintenance of Competency in Adult Echocardiography Guideline          
Angina

2012

Management of Patients With Refractory Angina - A Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Pain Society Joint Guidelines Guideline PDF        
Angina 2009 Refractory angina pectoris Position Statement          
Angina 1976 Angina pectoris, a CCS Grading Scale Consensus Conference          
Antiplatelet Therapy 2012 Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines 2012 Update: The Use of Antiplatelet Therapy Guideline PDF  
    
  
Antiplatelet Therapy 2010 Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines 2010: The Use of Antiplatelet Therapy in the Outpatient Setting Guideline PDF        
Antiplatelet Therapy 2009 Dual antiplatelet therapy in patients requiring urgent coronary artery bypass grafting surgery Position Statement          
Arrhythmia 2011 Genetic Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death - A Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Joint Position Paper Position Statement PDF        
Arrhythmia 1999 Prevention of sudden death from ventricular arrhythmia  (Executive Summary) Consenus Conference          
Assessment to Drive/Fly 2012 Fitness to Drive and Fly Guidelines 2012 Update: Fitness Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Position Statement PDF        
Assessment to Drive/Fly 2003 Fitness to Drive and Fly Guidelines 2003: Assessment of the cardiac patient for fitness to drive and fly (Executive Summary) Consensus Conference          
Atrial Fibrillation 2015 The 2014 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Companion: A Practical Approach to the Use of the CCS Guidelines Commentary          
Atrial Fibrillation 2014 Supplementary Material: Complete Guidelines Listing - 2010 to 2014 Guideline    
 
 
Atrial Fibrillation 2014

Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2014 Focused Update: Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Errata: Published online June 15 2015, Published in issue: December 2014

Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2012 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2012 Update: Recommendations for Stroke Prevention and Rate/Rhythm Control Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #5: Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation/Atrial Flutter Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #2: Etiology and Initial Investigations Guideline PDF      
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #1: Implementing GRADE and Achieving Consensus Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #3: Management of Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in the Emergency Department Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #8: Prevention and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #7: Prevention of Stroke and Systemic Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #4: Rate and Rhythm Management Guideline PDF        
Atrial Fibrillation 2010 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2010 Update #6: Surgical Therapy Guideline PDF      
Atrial Fibrillation 2004 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2004 Consensus Conference          
CAD/ACS 2014 Revascularization—Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease - A CCS/CAIC/CSCS Joint Position Statement Position Statement PDF        
CAD/ACS 2009 Management of ST elevation myocardial infarction: American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association 2004 Guidelines Canadian Perspective          
CAD/ACS 2007 Drug-eluting stents - A Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology and Canadian Cardiovascular Society joint statement Position Statement          
CAD/ACS 2004 STEMI:ACC/AHA Guidelines Canadian Perspective          
Cardiac Computed Tomography 2010 Consensus Training Standards for Cardiac Computed Tomography Training and MOC          
Cardiac Electrophysiology 2010 Training Standards and Maintenance of Competency in Adult Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training and MOC          
Cardiac Electrophysiology 2010 Training Standards and Maintenance of Competency in Adult Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Guideline          
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 2016 Guidelines for Evaluation and Management of Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy Guideline PDF        
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 2014 Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management Guideline PDF        
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 2012 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Position Statement PDF        
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 2008 Endocarditis prophylaxis guidelines: A compromise between science and common sense:American Heart Association 2007 Guidelines Commentary          
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 2004 Surgical Management of Valvular Heart Disease Consensus Conference          
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 2002 Management of Heart Disease in the Elderly Patient Consensus Conference          
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 2000 Women and ischemic heart disease Consensus Conference          
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 1999 Sildenafil in the Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease Position Statement          
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 1997 Evaluation and Management of Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease Consensus Conference          
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 1995 Indications For and Access To Revascularization

Consensus Conference

         
Cardiovascular/Heart Disease 1992 Coronary Thrombolysis Consensus Conference          
Device Therapy 2013 Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Guidelines: Implementation Guideline PDF        
Device Therapy 2013 Use of Remote Monitoring for Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Follow-up - A Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Joint Position Statement Position Statement PDF        
Device Therapy 2012 Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Guidelines: Evidence and Patient Selection Guideline PDF        
Device Therapy 2012 Perioperative Management of Patients With Implanted Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and Neurostimulating Devices - Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Joint Position Statement Position Statement PDF         
Device Therapy 2005 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Use in Canada - A Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society position paper Position Statement          
Dyslipidemia 2014 Familial Hypercholesterolemia: CCS Position Statement Position Statement PDF        
Dyslipidemia 2014 Are the ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol a Game Changer? A Perspective From the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Dyslipidemia Panel Commentary          
Dyslipidemia 2012 Dyslipidemia Guidelines 2012 Update: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult Guideline PDF        
Dyslipidemia 2009 Dyslipidemia Guidelines 2009 Update: Diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease in the adult Guideline PDF        
Dyslipidemia 2006 Diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease Position Statement          
Heart Disease 2009 Adult Congenital Heart Disease Guidelines Update 2009: Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Consensus Conference
         
Heart Disease 2001 Adult Congenital Heart Disease Guidelines 2001: Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Consensus Conference          
Heart Failure 2015

The CCS Heart Failure Companion: Bridging Guidelines to your Practice

Supplementary Material: Survey for Practical HF Guidelines Implementations by Canadian Experts

Commentary PDF        
Heart Failure 2014

Heart Failure Guidelines 2014 Update: Focus on Anemia, Biomarkers, and Recent Therapeutic Trial Implications

Erratum: Published online August 27 2015

Guideline PDF        
Heart Failure 2014 Compendium of Heart Failure Recommendations - 2006 to 2013 Guideline          
Heart Failure 2013 Heart Failure Guidelines 2013 Update: Focus on Rehabilitation and Exercise and Surgical Coronary Revascularization Guideline PDF      
Heart Failure 2012 Heart Failure Guidelines 2012 Update: Focus on Acute and Chronic Heart Failure Guideline PDF        
Heart Failure 2011 Heart Failure Guidelines 2011 Update: Focus on Sleep Apnea, Renal Dysfunction, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Palliative Care Guideline PDF        
Heart Failure 2010 Heart Failure Guidelines 2010 Update: Heart failure in ethnic minority populations, heart failure and pregnancy, disease management, and quality improvement/assurance programs Guideline PDF        
Heart Failure 2009 Heart Failure Guidelines 2009 Update: Diagnosis and management of right-sided heart failure, myocarditis, device therapy and recent important clinical trials Consensus Conference          
Heart Failure 2008 Heart Failure Guidelines 2008 Update: Best practices for transition of care of heart failure patients, and the recognition, investigation and treatment of cardiomyopathies Consensus Conference      √    
Heart Failure 2007 Heart Failure Guidelines 2007 Update: Prevention, management during intercurrent illness or acute decompensation, and use of biomarkers Consensus Conference      
Heart Failure 2006 Heart Failure Guidelines 2006: Diagnosis and management Consensus Conference        √    
Heart Failure 2003 Heart Failure Guidelines 2002/2003: Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure Consensus Conference          
Imaging / Echo 2013 Radiation Exposure From Cardiac Imaging and Interventional Procedures Position Statement PDF        
Imaging / Echo 2009 Cardiac computed tomography in 2009, ‘What, when, where, who and how?’, Guidelines for the clinician Commentary          
Imaging / Echo 2008 Contrast Echocardiography: Putting things into perspective - A Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Society of Echocardiography joint commentary Canadian Perspective          
Imaging / Echo 2007 Contrast Echocardiography in Canada - A Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Society of Echocardiography Position Paper Commentary          
Imaging / Echo 2006 Advanced Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging using Positron Emission Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Multi-Detector Computed Tomographic Angiography in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Ischemic Heart Disease - A joint position statement by CCS / CAR / CANM / CNCS / Can SCMR Position Statement          
Imaging / Echo 2004 Provision of Echocardiography in Canada Standards of Practice          
Interventional Cardiology 2010 Guidelines for Training and Maintenance of Competency in Adult Interventional Cardiology Training and MOC          
Paediatric Cardiology 2012 Presentation, Diagnosis, and Medical Management of Heart Failure in Children Guideline PDF        
Paediatric Cardiology 2009 Cardiac risk assessment before the use of stimulant medications in children and youth - A joint position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Position Statement          
Peripheral Arterial Disease 2005 Peripheral Arterial Disease Consensus Conference          
Prevention / Risk 2011 Smoking Cessation and the Cardiovascular Specialist Position Statement PDF        
Prevention / Risk 2005 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - A Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Thoracic Society position statement Position Statement          
Prevention / Risk 2002 Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease -  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, Canadian Cardiovascular Society Position Statement          
Prevention / Risk 2000 Homocyst(e)ine and Cardiovascular Disease -  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Commentary          
Prevention / Risk 1998 Prevention of cardiovascular diseases: the role of the cardiovascular specialist Consensus Conference          
Rehabilitation 2011 Systematizing Inpatient Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation 2010 - A Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Canadian Cardiovascular Society Joint Position Paper Position Statement PDF        
Syncope 2011 Standardized Approaches to the Investigation of Syncope Position Statement PDF        
Thoracic Aortic Disease 2016 CCS/CSCS/CSVS Position Statement on Open and Endovascular Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Disease Position Statement PDF        
Thoracic Aortic Disease 2014 Management of Thoracic Aortic Disease Position Statement PDF        
Transplantation 2009 Cardiac Transplantation Consensus Conference          
Transplantation 2004 Paediatric and Adult Congential Heart Transplantation Consensus Conference          
Transplantation 2001 Cardiac Transplantation Consensus Conference