Stable angina: management : guidance (CG126)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
23 July 2011


This guideline covers managing stable angina in people 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.

Diagnosing stable angina is covered in NICE’s guideline on chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis.


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • Adults who have been diagnosed with stable angina due to atherosclerotic disease

Is this guideline up to date?

We reviewed the evidence in April 2016. We found nothing new that affects the recommendations in this guideline. The footnote to recommendations 1.4.11 and 1.4.12 was amended to cover the new advice from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) about safety concerns related to ivabradine (June 2014 and December 2014) and nicorandil (January 2016).

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

Recommendations 1.5.2 and 1.5.12 of this guideline partially update recommendation 1.2 of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis and management of angina and myocardial infarction (TA73).

This guideline was previously called management of stable angina.