AI harnessed for early identification of cardiovascular problems

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s biggest killer, responsible for almost 18m deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization. But what if your likelihood of suffering from heart disease could be identified a decade in advance, enabling you to take preventive measures?

That is the promise of new medical imaging developed at the University of Oxford that received EU approval in 2021 and has begun to be used at several hospitals in the UK. The technology, CaRi-Heart, detects normally invisible signs of inflammation around coronary arteries from routine heart scans and uses artificial intelligence to identify the problems that could cause a heart attack.

You can read the full article via the Financial Times.