Bedside diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD)*

DiagnosisFindingNumber of studies (n)Pooled
+LR (95% CI)−LR (CI)
*MI  =  myocardial infarction. Diagnostic terms defined in glossary. LRs pooled using the random effects model.
†Data provided by author.
CADTypical angina8 (11 544)5.8 (4.2 to 7.8)
Serum cholesterol >300 mg/dl2 (1585)4.0 (2.5 to 6.3)
Previous MI7 (8216)3.8 (2.1 to 6.8)0.6 ({0.2}† to 0.6)
Age >70 years4 (15 266)2.6 (1.8 to 4.0)
MIST elevation6 (15 287)22 (16 to 30)0.6 (0.6 to 0.6)
Q wave3 (6733)22 (7.6 to 62)0.8 (0.8 to 0.9)
ST depression4 (13 848)4.5 (3.6 to 5.6)0.8 (0.7 to 0.9)