2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons/Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery Joint Position Paper on Open and Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Surgery

These guidelines aim to provide recommendations about thoracic aortic disease interventions, including: aortic valve repair, perfusion strategies for arch repair, extended arch hybrid reconstruction for acute type A dissection, endovascular management of arch and descending aortic aneurysms, and type B dissection

PDF 2016CCC-CSCS-CSVS-PositionStatementThoracicAorticIntervention

2014 Canadian Cardiovascular Position Statement on Management of Thoracic Aortic Disease 

These guidelines aim to provide succinct perspectives on key issues in the management of thoracic aortic disease. The topics covered in these guidelines include size thresholds for surgical management, developing therapies, medical and lifestyle management and genetics related to thoracic aortid disease.

PDF Canadian Cardiovascular Society Positio..

2014 European Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Aortic Diseases

These guidelines summarize and evaluate all available evidence at the time of the writing process, on a particular issue with the aim of assisting health professionals in selecting the best management strategies for an individual patient, with aortic disease, taking into account the impact on outcome, as well as the risk-benefit-ratio of particular diagnostic treatment. The guidelines and recommendations should help the health professionals to make decisions in their daily practice to improve patient care.

PDF 2014 ESC Guidelines

2010 American Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Thoracic Aortic Disease 

These guidelines have been written to assist healthcare providers in clinical decision making by describing a range of generally acceptable approaches for diagnosis, management and prevention of thoracic aortic diseases.  The physicians who are involved in writing these guidelines, research all current available scientific evidence in order to help improve patient care.

PDF2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management