Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Guidelines & KT Tools

A new way to read, search and use CCS Guidelines in practice, for teaching and self-guided learning.

Simply click a Guideline topic below or on the right-side menu to view its table of contents, then click to navigate by chapter and section or search by keyword using the in-page search engine. Related knowledge translation (KT) tools and resources – including pocket guides, webinars, infographics, and more – are found at the bottom of each page for easy access.

All CCS Guidelines are formally published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC); a link to the CJC and the citation are at the top of each Guidelines page. Visit our Guidelines and Position Statement Library for a complete listing of all CCS Guidelines and learn more about Guideline development here. Note: this new Guidelines section has replaced our previous e-Guidelines resource.

Featured Guidelines

Peripheral Arterial Disease (2022)

Canadian Cardiovascular Society 2022 Guidelines for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Heart Failure (2021 Update)

CCS/CHFS Heart Failure Guidelines Update: Defining a New Pharmacologic Standard of Care for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

Dyslipidemia (2021)

2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults

Heart Failure (2020 Update)

Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Failure Society Joint Position Statement on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Cardiac Amyloidosis

Atrial Fibrillation (2020)

The 2020 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Comprehensive Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Heart Failure (2017)

2017 Comprehensive Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure

Drive & Fly (2003, 2012)

Fitness to Drive and Fly Guidelines 2003: Assessment of the cardiac patient for fitness to drive and fly (Executive Summary) Consensus Conference + 2012 Update

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