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Table 3 Characteristics of the studies based in Cardiology departments

From: Clinical assessment of patients with chest pain; a systematic review of predictive tools

Author Country Patients (n) Out come Patients with outcome Maximum time between assessment and outcome measure Variables Performance
Soxa 1990 [35] USA 1074 MI
Angina
Coronay inssufficiency
424 (39.5) 1 year Age
Gender
Exertional pain
Patient stops activities when pain occurs
PMH of MI
Smoking
Pain relived by NTG
For score > 4
S:0.99
Sp:0.18
PPV:0.45
NPV:0.98
Pryor 1993 [11] USA 168 CAD 109 (64.9) 90 days Age
Gender
Chest pain typicality
PMH of MI
Diabetes
Smoking, Hyperlipidaemia
ST-T wave changes
Q Waves
AUC:0.87 (0.82-0.93)
Sekhri 2008 [41] UK 8176 CAD 501 (6.1) 4 years Age
Gender
Diabetes
Chest pain typicality
Bundle branch block
Change in ST or T Q waves
For clinical assessment: AUC:0.73 (0.71-0.75) For clinical assessment
+ECG: AUC:0.74 (0.72-0.76)
Genders 2012 [31] USA
Finland
UK
Hungary
Austria
Italy
Russia
Netherlands
Belgium
Germany
Switzerland
5677 CAD 1634 (28.8) Outcome recorded during acute clinical management Age
Gender
Chest pain typicality
Diabetes
Hypertension
Dislipaemia
Smoking
Body Mass Index
AUC:0.79
Net reclassification compared with model based only on age gender and typicality: 35 %
  1. aThis study included both patients from Cardiology and Primary Care