About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about a type of heart attack called ST‑segment elevation myocardial infarction (or STEMI for short) that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 167. NSTEMI is another type of heart attack. There is advice about NSTEMI, other heart conditions, and chest pain on the NICE website (www.nice.org.uk).

All of the treatment and care that NICE recommends is in line with the NHS Constitution (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england). NICE has also produced advice on improving the experience of care for adults using the NHS. For more information see 'About care in the NHS' on our website (www.nice.org.uk/nhscare).

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are 18 or over and are believed to be having a STEMI.

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