Coronary artery disease - drug-eluting stents (TA152)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'acute coronary syndromes'
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'stable angina'
Drug-eluting stents are recommended as a possible treatment for people with coronary artery disease only if:
- the artery to be treated is less than 3 mm in diameter or the affected section of the artery is longer than 15 mm, and
- the additional cost of the drug-eluting stents over bare-metal stents is £300 or less.
This guidance replaces sections 1.2-1.4 of NICE technology appraisal guidance 71 (2003).
Additional funding information for this guidance can be found on the Department of Health website.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
- Coronary artery disease - drug-eluting stents: Review Proposal - April 2014
- Coronary artery disease - drug-eluting stents: review decision - October 2010
- NICE issues guidance on the use of drug-eluting stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease
- TA152 Coronary artery disease - drug-eluting stents: review proposal August 2010
- TA152 Coronary artery disease - drug-eluting stents: appendix A provisional matrix of stakeholders
- TA152 Coronary artery disease - drug-eluting stents: appendix B proposal paper presented to the Institute's Guidance Executive
- Review Decision - July 2009: Appendix 1: Proposal comment summary table
- Review Decision - July 2009
- Review proposal - May 2009
This page was last updated: 16 April 2014
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