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

Publication Type

COI Disclosure

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 2018 2018 CCS/CAIC Focused Update of the Guidelines for the use of Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines PDF
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 2016 Supplementary Material: Complete Guidelines Listing - 2010 to 2016 Guideline PDF
Atrial Fibrillation 2016 The 2014 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Companion: A Practical Approach to the Use of the CCS Guidelines Commentary  
Atrial Fibrillation 2016

2016 Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Corrigendum: Published online November 29, 2016

Guideline PDF
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 Arrest 2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Cardiovascular Critical Care Society/Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Position Statement on the Optimal Care of the Post Arrest Patient Position Statment PDF
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 2016 CCS/CHRS 2016 Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Guidelines Guideline PDF
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 2016

2016 Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult

Application of GRADE and Evidence Review

Guideline PDF
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 2016 CCS/CPCA Position Statement on Pulse Oximetry Screening in Newborns to Enhance Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease Position Statement  PDF
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 2017 2017 Comprehensive Update of the CCS Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure Guideline PDF 
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 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  
Perioperative 2016 CCS guidelines on perioperative cardiac risk assessment and management for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery Guideline PDF
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 2016 CCS and CPCA Position Statement on the Approach to Syncope in the Pediatric Patient 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