Commentary on Guidelines

BCS Review of ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines: 2020

In 2020, new clinical practice guidelines were published by the European Society of Cardiology. The BCS Clinical Standards Group has reviewed the guidelines and written short summaries with a focus on what is new and any important differences from UK NICE guidance.

2020 ESC Guidelines for:
Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

By Dr Jayant Kakarla

These guidelines provide a significant update in the structuring of care, assessment and management of the broad spectrum of pathologies encompassing ACHD. There are no comprehensive national guidelines and UK practice is informed by international guidelines and expert opinion within regional multidisciplinary teams.

2020 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for:
Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation

By Dr Siddhartha Mengi, MD

2020 ESC Guidelines on: Sports Cardiology and Exercise in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

By Gaurav S. Gulsin and Damian J. Kelly

The 2005 ESC guidelines were for competitive sports participation in athletes with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This year’s updated guidelines broaden the scope to include all patients, with and without CVD.

2020 ESC Guidelines for:
Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients Presenting Without Persistent ST-Segment Elevation

By Dr Nina Karia