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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
MenWomenMenWomenMenWomen
Age (years)LoHiLoHiLoHiLoHiLoHiLoHi
3533511985923930881078
45947222217054351922079
5523594254579104780953882
6549699297186205193975684

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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