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Table 2 Combinations of assessments of ECG findings, symptoms and TnT for cases with any suspicion of ACS

From: What decides the suspicion of acute coronary syndrome in acute chest pain patients?

  Assessments Isolated assessments Combinations of assessments
  Ischemic ECG (ST elev or ST depr or T inv) Symptoms typical of ACS (AMI or UA) TnT+ Only ischemic ECG Only symptoms typical of ACS Only TnT+ Ischemic ECG + symptoms typical of ACS Ischemic ECG + TnT+ Symptoms typical of ACS + TnT+ All 3
All patients, % 10.1 28.5 6.8 0.4 16.9 0.0 6.8 2.7 5.4 2.1
Obvious ACS, n = 21 100 90.5 38.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 90.5 38.1 33.3 33.3
Strong suspicion, n = 250 26.8 93.2 21.6 0.0 51.6 0.0 22.4 7.6 20.4 6.8
Vague suspicion, n = 439 4.6 16.4 3.4 0.5 14.1 0.0 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.0
  1. All figures percent. All three pathological = [ST elevation or ST depression or T inversion] and [typical symptoms of AMI or UA] and [positive TnT].