NICE chest pain guideline
An easy-to-read guideline summary on the assessment and diagnosis of acute and stable chest pain, including management and referral for suspected ACS.
Underlying cardiac conditions with chest pain as a symptom, such as angina or acute coronary syndrome, can have a potentially poor prognosis. Accurately identifying the cause of chest pain allows referrals to secondary care to be made as soon as possible and enables more rapid access to treatments that can potentially alleviate symptoms and prolong life.
This Guidelines summary covers how to inform patients of possible causes of chest pain; and assessment, testing, and referral procedures for acute and stable chest pain.