Unstable Angina and NSTEMI: Risk Factors

Risk Factors

If UA and NSTEMI are untreated after a firm diagnosis, the prognosis is poor and mortality high, particularly in patients with myocardial damage1

•Appropriate triage, risk assessment and timely use of acute pharmacological and invasive interventions is critical in preventing future cardiovascular events (MI, stroke, repeat revascularisation and death)


  1. Unstable angina and NSTEMI: early management. Clinical guideline [CG94]. Updated November 2013. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg94/resources/unstable-angina-and-nstemi-early-management-pdf-975749355205

*Including, but not limited to: congestive cardiac failure (NYHA class III or IV), acute respiratory failure or acute infection, who also have a predisposing risk factor for VTE such as age over 75 years, obesity, cancer or previous history of VTE.~
†In patients with chronic renal insufficiency or acute renal failure.

PP-FRA-GBR-0160.  June 2019