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Researchers use AI to measure blood flow and predict cardiovascular risk

February 14, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow and thus predict chances of death, heart attack and stroke.

In a large study, led by University College London (UCL) and Barts Health NHS Trust and funded by the British Heart Foundation, researchers took routine cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) scans from 1,000 patients and used AI to analyse the images.