Table 1

Components of the Marburg Heart Score13

Score ComponentAssigned Points
Age/sex (female aged ≥65 y, male aged ≥55 y)1
Known clinical vascular diseasea1
Patient assumes cardiac origin of pain1
Pain worse with exercise1
Pain not reproducible by palpation1
  • a Including coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral artery disease.

  • Note: 1 point is assigned to each score variable; 3 different risk categories are derived (low risk = 0-2 points; intermediate risk = 3 points; high risk = 4-5 points).