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.