Review decision date: December 2014
Following the recent surveillance review which checks the need to update CG95 Chest Pain, a partial update of this guideline will be scheduled into the work programme. Details of the update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage in due course. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here.
Next review date: September 2016
This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and support of adults with chest pain thought to be related to the heart. It covers the tests and treatment that should be offered to people while their condition is being diagnosed.
This guideline was previously called chest pain of recent onset: assessment and dianosis of recent onset chest pain or discomfort of suspected cardiac origin.
Recommendation 188.8.131.52 in this guideline replaces recommendation 1.1 of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis and management of angina and myocardial infarction (TA73).