Artificial intelligence has accurately predicted the possibility of heart attack or stroke in a world's first. It analyses patients' scans to measure blood flow

 

Source: Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline

Artificial intelligence has accurately predicted the possibility of heart attack or stroke in a world’s first.

A study led by Barts Health NHS Trust and University College London used AI to analyse cardiac scans of more than 1,000 patients.

Researchers said it’s the first time blood flow scans, which reveal problems with the heart, have been read by a computer.

The technology was more accurate at predicting major cardiovascular events within a 19-month follow-up than a doctor using traditional means.

Researchers said it could be used by medical teams to recommend treatments.

CMR has been validated for detecting coronary artery disease with death and major adverse events, such as heart attack, within a year.

But the researchers argue scan images using this technique are difficult to analyse in a precise manner with the human eye.

Professor James Moon, from Barts Health NHS Trust and University College London, said: ‘Artificial intelligence is moving out of the computer labs and into the real world of healthcare, carrying out some tasks better than doctors could do alone.

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