This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline covers managing stable angina in adults (aged 18 and over). It outlines the importance of addressing the person’s concerns about stable angina and the roles of medical therapy and revascularisation.
Stable angina is a chronic medical condition with a low but appreciable incidence of acute coronary events and increased mortality. The aim of management is to stop or minimise symptoms, and to improve quality of life and long-term morbidity and mortality. Management options include:
The recommendations in this guideline relate only to people with a diagnosis of stable angina. Coronary artery disease can also present as acute coronary syndromes, such as unstable angina or myocardial infarction. Chest pain of recent onset (NICE clinical guideline 95), covers the diagnosis of stable angina and should be read in conjunction with this guideline.
You can read the guideline on NICE's website.