Table 1

Patient characteristics in the point-of-care arm

Point-of-care testing armAll patientsBiomarker subset
n=1125n=850
Median age (IQR; yrs)53.4 (44–64)53.7 (44–64)
Min–max age (yrs)21–9224–93
Male (%)683 (61)507 (60)
Female (%)442 (39)343 (40)
Previous myocardial infarction (%)60 (5)49 (6)
Angina+positive diagnostic test (%)46 (4)32 (4)
Previous coronary artery bypass surgery (%)12 (1)8 (1)
Angioplasty (%)37 (3)32 (4)
Stenosis >50% on angiography (%)14 (1)8 (1)
Unproven clinical label of coronary heart disease (%)36 (3)29 (3)
Diabetes (%)86 (8)69 (8)
Hypertension (%)376 (34)301 (35)
Hyperlipidaemia (%)271 (26)201 (24)
Present smoker (%)310 (28)242 (28)
Ex-smoker—last 10 years (%)144 (13)101 (12)
Cocaine abuse (%)6 (1)6 (1)
1st degree relative with angina/myocardial infarction, onset age <60 (%)344 (33)271 (32)
Use of aspirin in previous 7 days (%)207 (19)162 (19)
>1 episode rest angina in <24 h (%)75 (7)52 (6)