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Mayo Clinic tests AI to detect atrial fibrillation

The Mayo Clinic in the US has conducted a study to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in detecting the signs of atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heart rhythms in an EKG.

According to the findings, the technology was able to detect AF even when the heart rhythm was normal at the time of the test.

The researchers believe that the AI-enabled EKG will be able to identify recent AF that occurred without symptoms or an imminent AF, thus enabling better treatment.