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Table 1 Components of the Marburg Heart Score

From: Do guidelines on first impression make sense? Implementation of a chest pain guideline in primary care: a systematic evaluation of acceptance and feasibility

Score component Assigned points
Age/gender (female ≥ 65, male ≥ 55) 1
Known clinical vascular disease 1
Patient assumes cardiac origin of pain 1
Pain worse with exercise 1
Pain not reproducible by palpation 1
  1. 1 point is assigned for each score variable. 3 different risk categories are derived:
  2. low risk = 0-2 points; intermediate risk = 3 points; high risk 4-5 points.