Chest pain of recent onset (CG95)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'acute coronary syndromes'
Specific, concise statements that act as markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care
Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis of recent onset chest pain or discomfort of suspected cardiac origin
This clinical guideline updates and replaces recommendation 1.1 for the use of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis and management of angina and myocardial infarction from NICE technology appraisal guidance 73. It offers evidence-based advice on the care and support of adults with chest pain thought to be related to the heart. The guideline covers the tests and treatment that should be offered to people while their condition is being diagnosed.
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
- CG95 Poen yn y frest: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Educational resource
- Implementation advice
- Slide set
- Chest pain of recent origin: online educational tool
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Quick Reference Guide
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