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Experts unveil new CVD guidelines and position papers at Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010
Date:10/24/2010

Montreal Summaries of a number of new Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines and position statements offering the most up to date information to support clinicians in practicing evidence-based medicine were released at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010 this week. Among them are the following:

  • CCS atrial fibrillation guidelines
  • CCS antiplatelet therapy guidelines
  • CCS position statement on smoking cessation
  • CCS refractory angina guidelines
  • CCS/CACR position on inpatient referral to cardiac rehabilitation
  • CCS position paper on the standardized approaches to the investigation of syncope

The manuscripts associated with these summary presentations are in press and will be published in the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) journal in 2011.

Guidelines are one of the highest priorities for the CCS.

"Feedback and surveys from the CCS membership and the broader cardiovascular community tell us that CCS guidelines are among our most important functions," says CCS president Dr. Charles Kerr. "As we embark on each new guideline project, we endeavor to identify strong co-chairs and expert panels so we can continue to support Canadian cardiovascular health care practitioners in delivering the highest level of evidence-based care."

This year, the CCS guidelines committee, chaired by Dr Michelle Graham, has overseen the release four position statements and four guidelines.

"This hard working group is responsible for selecting the topics each year for CCS guideline and position statements and ensuring that each is executed in a rigorous and highly transparent manner," says Dr. Graham.

The guidelines are an invaluable resource not only for members of the cardiovascular community, but for healthcare practitioners throughout Canada.

GUIDELINE HIGHLIGHTS

2010 CCS atrial fibrillation guidelines Co-chaired by Drs. Anne Gillis and Allan Skanes

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Contact: Jane-Diane Fraser
jfraser@hsf.ca
613-569-4361 x273
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Source:Eurekalert

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