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Stable angina: management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Offering advice, information, and support
Include the person's family or carers in discussions when appropriate
Explain stable angina, factors provoking it, and its long-term course and management
Encourage questions and provide opportunities for the person to discuss concerns, ideas, and expectations about their condition, prognosis, and treatment
Explore and address any misconceptions about stable angina and its implications for daily activities, heart attack risk, and life expectancy
Discuss the purpose, risks, and benefits of treatment
Assess the need for lifestyle advice and psychological support. Offer interventions as necessary
Explore and address issues such as self-management skills, concerns about the impact of stress, anxiety, or depression on angina and physical exertion including sex
Advise the person to seek professional help if their angina suddenly worsens
Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.