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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 the care and treatment of people with unstable angina (recurring chest pain) or a type of heart attack called non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 94.

In November 2013 a small change was made to the Further drug treatment section.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are 18 or over and have been diagnosed with unstable angina or NSTEMI. The advice in the NICE guideline covers your care from the time of diagnosis until you leave hospital.

No, if you have another type of heart problem, such as ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

The guidance does not cover specific complications of unstable angina and NSTEMI, or the care of people with unstable angina or NSTEMI after they have left hospital.

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