ESC guidelines are based around stress imaging for most patient groups.
Both guidelines stress the importance of optimal medical therapy for patients with stable angina.
as well as in delivery of active treatments generally.
All healthcare professionals involved at any stage of the care pathway have important roles to play in tackling these inequalities.
NICE recommends coronary artery bypass graft surgery to improve prognosis for patients with left main stem and/or proximal 3-vessel disease, whereas the ESC also includes proximal left anterior descending artery disease among its indications for revascularisation to improve prognosis, particularly if there is evidence of myocardial ischaemia.