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Unstable angina and NSTEMI: early management [CG94]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.5.1

Offer coronary angiography (with follow-on PCI if indicated) within 96 hours of first admission to hospital to patients who have an intermediate or higher risk of adverse cardiovascular events (predicted 6-month mortality above 3.0%) if they have no contraindications to angiography (such as active bleeding or comorbidity). Perform angiography as soon as possible for patients who are clinically unstable or at high ischaemic risk.

What was measured: The proportion of eligible patients who were admitted to hospital with symptoms of NSTEMI and underwent angiography who received it within the recommended 72 hours.
Data collection end: March 2018
Area covered: National
Source: National Cardiac Audit Programme. Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit.

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