AI and Heart Health, the Future of Cardiac Care

AI and Heart Health, the Future of Cardiac Care

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heart disease is not selective, it impacts most racial and ethnic groups equally resulting in one person dying every 34 seconds from cardiovascular disease.

February is Heart Health Month and while that typically focuses on diet and exercise, technology is increasingly playing a role in cardiac health. This week’s Domain Knowledge looks to the future and the role artificial intelligence (A) can play in supporting heart health.

New Artificial Intelligence Tool Detects Often Overlooked Heart Diseases shares findings recently published in JAMA Cardiology. Physicians at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai created an AI tool that effectively identifies and distinguishes between two life-threatening heart conditions that are easy to miss: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis.

The development of AI methods for accurate prediction of cardiac outcomes, non-invasive diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), detection of malignant arrhythmias through wearables, and diagnosis, treatment strategies and prediction of outcomes for heart failure (HF) patients, demonstrates the potential of AI in future cardiology. You can read more on this research at Artificial intelligence in cardiology: Hope for the future and power for the present

The National Library of Medicine looks at the role artificial intelligence can play in future medicine. The NIH highlights precision medicine, clinical predictions, cardiac imaging analysis and surgical robots as AI applications that are the next step in cardiovascular medicine practice.

Interested in learning more about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cardiovascular Medicine? You’ll find an overview on the Mayo Clinic site where they discuss how AI complements the knowledge of doctors, bringing together direct care and data analysis allowing doctors to spend more time with their patients.

That’s a wrap for this week’s review of news and happenings in the healthcare AI space. In closing, I’ll invite you to learn more about the benefits of using an AI Hub to manage multiple applications across your clinical needs and offer you a personal demo of Ferrum’s platform and growing AI catalog.

If you have AI tips, suggestions, or resources, you’d like to share, leave us a note below, and please feel free to suggest topics you would like to see covered in future posts.

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Kathleen Poulos

Kathleen is a registered nurse with a digital marketing background, a love for using technology to solve healthcare challenges and a passion for improving patient care.

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