Table A

Pretest Probability of CAD by Age, Gender, and Symptoms

Age (Years)GenderTypical/Definite Angina PectorisAtypical/Probable Angina PectorisNonanginal Chest PainAsymptomatic
<39MenIntermediateIntermediateLowVery low
WomenIntermediateVery lowVery lowVery low
40–49MenHighIntermediateIntermediateLow
WomenIntermediateLowVery lowVery low
50–59MenHighIntermediateIntermediateLow
WomenIntermediateIntermediateLowVery low
>60MenHighIntermediateIntermediateLow
WomenHighIntermediateIntermediateLow

High: >90% pretest probability. Intermediate: Between 10% and 90% pretest probability. Low: Between 5% and 10% pretest probability. Very low: <5% pretest probability.

  • Modified from the ACC/AHA Exercise Testing Guidelines (20a) to reflect all age ranges.