NICE Clinical Guideline 94

Unstable angina and NSTEMI

The recommendations from NICE cover:
  • Assessment of a patient’s risk of future adverse cardiovascular events
  • Antiplatelet therapy
  • Antithrombin therapy
  • Management strategies, including:
    • early invasive versus conservative management
    • percutaneous coronary interventions versus coronary artery bypass grafting
    • testing for ischaemia
    • assessing left ventricular function
    • rehabilitation and discharge planning.
Web address: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG94
NICE Clinical Guideline 95

Chest pain of recent onset

The recommendations from NICE cover:
  • Provision of information for people with chest pain
  • People presenting with acute chest pain:
    • initial assessment and referral to hospital
    • immediate management of a suspected acute coronary syndrome
    • assessment in hospital for people with a suspected acute coronary syndrome
  • People presenting with stable chest pain:
    • clinical assessment
    • making a diagnosis based on clinical assessment
    • use of non-invasive functional testing for myocardial ischaemia.
Web address: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG95
NICE Clinical Guideline 96

Neuropathic pain—Pharmacological management

The recommendations from NICE cover:
  • Pharmacological treatments, key outcomes, and analysis
  • Antidepressants, including:
    • tricyclic antidepressants and
    • serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
  • Anti-epileptics
  • Opioids
  • Topical treatments
  • Key principles of care.
Web address: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG96