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Table 1 Clinical prediction scores for PE: the revised Geneva score and the Wells score

From: Pulmonary embolism presenting as non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: a case report

Wells score Revised Geneva score
Variable Points Variable Points
Predisposing factors Predisposing factors
Previous DVT or PE +1.5 Age >65 +1
Recent surgery/immobilization +1.5 Previous DVT or PE +3
Cancer +1 Surgery or fracture Within 1 month +2
   Active malignancy +2
Symptoms Symptoms
Haemoptysis +1 Unilateral lower limb pain +3
   Haemoptysis +2
Clinical signs Clinical signs
Heart rate >100/min +1.5 Heart rate +5
   75-94/min +3
   ≥ 95/min  
Clinical signs of DVT +3   
Clinical judgement
Alternative diagnosis less than PE +3 Pain on lower limb deep vein at palpation and unilateral oedema +4
Clinical probability Total Clinical probability Total
Low 0-1 Low 0-3
Intermediate 2-6 Intermediate 4-10
High ≥ 7 High ≥ 11
Clinical probability ( 2 levels)    
PE unlikely 0-4   
PE likely 0-4