Table 2.

Pretest Likelihood of CAD in Symptomatic Patients According to Age and Sex1

Age, yNonanginal Chest PainAtypical AnginaTypical Angina
MenWomenMenWomenMenWomen
30–394234127626
40–4913351228755
50–5920765319373
60–69271472519486
  • 1 Each value represents percent with significant CAD on catheterization.

  • Data from (1) Diamond GA, Forester JS. Analysis of probability as an aid in the clinical diagnosis of coronary-artery disease. N Engl J Med. 1979;300:1350–1358. (2) Chaitman BR, Bourassa MG, Davis K, Rogers WJ, Tyras DH, Berger R, Kennedy JW, Fisher L, Judkins MP, Mock MB, Killip T. Angiographic prevalence of high-risk coronary artery disease in patient subsets (CASS). Circulation. 1981;64:360–367.