ESC/EACTS Myocardial Revascularization

Publication Date: 2018

Chairperson: Franz-Josef Neumann & Miguel Sousa-Uva

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

Pocket Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization


2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization


„These Guidelines represent the third time that the ESC and EACTS have brought together cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in a joint Task Force to review the ever-increasing body of evidence, with the mission of drafting balanced, patient-centred practice Guidelines on myocardial revascularization.

There is considerable overlap of the current document with other Guidelines, specifically those on stable coronary artery disease, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, ST-elevation myocardial infarction, heart failure, valvular heart disease and the Focused Update on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy. Unless supported by new evidence, we followed the recommendations of these Guidelines where pertinent to our Guidelines, and refer the reader to the respective sections in those documents for detailed discussion. We reserve more in-depth discussion for topics that are specific to issues pertaining to myocardial revascularization that are not covered in other Guidelines.”