Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis - NICE guideline

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The Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis guideline covers assessing chest pain of recent onset in people aged 18 and over, and diagnosis of the conditions that cause it.

Key recommendations

  • providing information for adults with chest pain
  • assessing and managing acute chest pain
  • assessing and managing stable chest pain.

Who is it for?

The aim for the guideline is to improve care for adults with chest pain by ensuring they get the information they need and are able to make informed choices, and by specifying the assessments needed to make a diagnosis. It is aimed at:

  • healthcare professionals
  • adults with chest pain of recent onset, their families and carers.