Unstable angina and NSTEMI (CG94)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'acute coronary syndromes'
Unstable angina and NSTEMI: the early management of unstable angina and non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction
This guidance updates and replaces recommendations 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6 in NICE technology appraisal 47 (published in September 2002) and recommendations 1.1 and 1.2 from NICE tecnology appraisal 80 (published in July 2004).
It offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of adults with unstable angina or NSTEMI from the time of diagnosis to leaving hospital. Unstable angina is a type of recurring chest pain, and NSTEMI (which stands for non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction) is a type of heart attack.
In November 2013 changes were made to recommendations 1.3.6 and 1.5.11. See ‘Changes after publication’ for more details.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: acute coronary syndromes
This page was last updated: 06 March 2014
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
- Angina ansefydlog ac NSTEMI: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing statement
- Educational resource
- Slide set
- Guide for commissioners: cardiac rehabilitation services
- Unstable angina and NSTEMI: online educational tool
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