Artifical intelligence for heart attack prediction
Artificial intelligence (AI) can help identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack years before it strikes – thanks to new research that we’ve funded.
When someone has chest pain that may be due to coronary heart disease, they usually have a CT (computerised tomography) scan of their coronary arteries to check for any narrowed or blocked areas. About three quarters of the time, the scan finds no significant narrowing of the arteries. But, despite this, some of these people do have coronary heart disease, which could lead to a heart attack at some point in the future. At the moment, there are no tools used routinely by doctors that can spot which of these patients will go on to have a heart attack and who could benefit from life-saving preventive treatments.
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