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Table 1Percentage of people estimated to have CAD according to typicality of symptoms, age, sex and risk factors

Non-anginal chest painAtypical anginaTypical angina
Age (years)LoHiLoHiLoHiLoHiLoHiLoHi

Values are per cent with CAD.

Adapted from (Pryor, D. B., Shaw, L., McCants, C. B. et al, 1993).

Hi = High risk = diabetes, smoking and hyperlipidaemia (total cholesterol > 6.4 mmol/L)

Lo = Low risk = none of these three. If there are resting ECG ST-T changes or Q waves, the likelihood of CAD is higher in each cell of the table.

N.B. These results are likely to overestimate CAD in primary care populations

From: 1, Introduction Chapter

Cover of Chest Pain of Recent Onset
Chest Pain of Recent Onset: Assessment and Diagnosis of Recent Onset Chest Pain or Discomfort of Suspected Cardiac Origin [Internet].
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 95.
National Clinical Guideline Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (UK).
Copyright © 2010, National Clinical Guideline Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions.

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