he ESC Guidelines represent the views of the ESC and were produced after careful consideration of the scientiﬁc and medical knowledge and the evidence available at\ud the time of their publication. The ESC is not responsible in the event of any contradiction, discrepancy and/or ambiguity between the ESC Guidelines and any other ofﬁcial recom-\ud mendations or guidelines issued by the relevant public health authorities, in particular in relation to good use of healthcare or therapeutic strategies. Health professionals are encour-\ud aged to take the ESC Guidelines fully into account when exercising their clinical judgment, as well as in the determination and the implementation of preventive, diagnostic or\ud therapeutic medical strategies; however, the ESC Guidelines do not override, in any way whatsoever, the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate and\ud accurate decisions in consideration of each patient’s health condition and in consultation with that patient and, where appropriate and/or necessary, the patient’s caregiver. Nor\ud do the ESC Guidelines exempt health professionals from taking into full and careful consideration the relevant ofﬁcial updated recommendations or guidelines issued by the competent\ud 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\ud health professional’s responsibility to verify the applicable rules and regulations relating to drugs and medical devices at the time of prescription
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