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Early management of unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: summary of NICE guidance

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  • Full membership of the Guideline Development Group

    Professor John Camm (Chair)

    BHF Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St. George's Hospital, University of London

    Prof Huon Gray

    Clinical Advisor, National Clinical Guideline Centre (NCGC), London; Consultant Cardiologist, Southampton University Hospital

    Mr Sotiris Antoniou Principal Cardiac Pharmacist, Barts and the London NHS Trust and Lead Pharmacist for North East London Cardiac and Stroke Network

    Ms Lina Bakhshi

    Senior Information Scientist, NCGC

    Ms Jenny Cadman

    Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Manager, Senior Nurse in Cardiology,

    Luton and Dunstable

    Dr Emily Crowe

    Senior Research Fellow, NCGC (from May 2008)

    Dr Mark de Belder

    Consultant Cardiologist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

    Dr Jose Diaz

    Research Fellow, NCGC (until May 2008)

    Mr David H Geldard

    Patient/Carer representative; Immediate Past President, Heart Care Partnership (UK)

    Dr Robert Henderson

    Consultant Cardiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals

    Professor Marjan Jahangiri

    Professor of Cardiac Surgery, St George's Hospital, University of London

    Ms Taryn Krause

    Senior Project Manager, NCGC (from November 2008)

    Miss Kate Lovibond

    Health Economist, NCGC

    Mr Gavin Maxwell

    Patient/Carer representative, Patient and Carer Network,

    Royal College of Physicians of London

    Dr Francis Morris

    Accident and Emergency Physician, Sheffield University Hospitals

    Mr Alun Roebuck

    Cardiology Nurse Consultant, Sunderland

    Ms Nicola Sloan

    Research Fellow, NCBC (July 2008-March 2009)

    Ms Claire Turner

    Senior Project Manager, NCBC (until November 2008)

    Professor S Richard Underwood

    Professor of Cardiac Imaging, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

    Mr Mark Whitbread

    Clinical Practice Manager/Senior Paramedic/Cardiac Lead Medical Directorate, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

  • Funding This work was undertaken by National Clinical Guideline Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions which received funding from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • i See full guideline for details of the modification, which used surrogates of heart failure and renal impairment recorded in MINAP, for Killip class and creatinine recorded in GRACE. Adjustment resulted in risk stratification by mini-GRACE being very similar to that of the full GRACE score.