2014 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization

The Task Force onMyocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), Developed with the special contribution of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)

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National Cardiac Societies document reviewers: listed in Addenda The content of these European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Guidelines has been published for personal and educational use only. No commercial use is authorized. No part of the ESC Guidelines may be translated or reproduced in any form without written permission from the ESC. Permission can be obtained upon submission of a written request to Oxford University Press, the publisher of the European Heart Journal and the party authorized to handle such permissions on behalf of the ESC. Other ESC entities having participated in the development of this document: Associations: Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA), European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR), European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA). Working groups: Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology, Working Group on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery, Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation, Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography, Working Group on Peripheral Circulation, Working Group on Thrombosis, Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease. Councils: Council for Cardiology Practice, Council on Cardiovascular Primary Care, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions. Disclaimer 2014: The ESC/EACTS Guidelines represent the views of the ESC and of the EACTS and were produced after careful consideration of the scientific and medical knowledge and the evidence available at the time of their dating. The ESC and the EACTS are not responsible in the event of any contradiction, discrepancy and/or ambiguity between the ESC/EACTS Guidelines and any other official recommendations or guidelines issued by the relevant public health authorities, in particular in relation to good use of healthcare or therapeutic strategies. Health professionals are encouraged to take the ESC/EACTS Guidelines fully into account when exercising their clinical judgment as well as in the determination and the implementation of preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic medical strategies; however, the ESC/EACTS Guidelines do not in any way whatsoever override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate and accurate decisions in consideration of each patient's health condition and, where appropriate and/or necessary, in consultation with that patient and the patient's care provider. Nor do the ESC/EACTS Guidelines exempt health professionals from giving full and careful consideration to the relevant official, updated recommendations or guidelines issued by the competent public health authorities, in order to manage each patient's case in light of the scientifically accepted data pursuant to their respective ethical and professional obligations. It is also the health professional's responsibility to verify the applicable rules and regulations relating to drugs and medical devices at the time of prescription.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-592
Number of pages76
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2014


  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Bare-metal stents
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Drug-eluting stents
  • EuroSCORE
  • Guidelines
  • Heart Team
  • Medical therapy
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocardial ischaemia
  • Myocardial revascularization
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Recommendation
  • Revascularization
  • Risk stratification
  • ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  • SYNTAX score
  • Stable angina
  • Stable coronary artery disease
  • Stents


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