Chest pain of recent onset: Assessment and diagnosis of recent onset chest pain or discomfort of suspected cardiac origin

NICE guidelines [CG95] Published date:

Review decision date: March 2013

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Following the recent review recommendation, an update of this guideline is currently in the process of being scheduled into the work programme. Details of any update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage.

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.

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