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Study uses AI to create cost-effective early detector of heart disease

January 8, 2019

The Mayo Clinic research team revealed in a recent paper that AI/ECG test accuracy compares favourably with a range of common screening tests, such as mammography tests for breast cancer and cervical cytology for cervical cancer. The findings have been published in Nature Medicine.

Asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction affects seven million patients in the US and is known to reduce quality of life and longevity. The condition is associated with the presence of a weak heart pump. Although it can lead to heart failure, it is treatable when identified. However, there is currently no inexpensive, non-invasive or painless way to diagnose the condition.