A new study conducted by experts from Oxford University has confirmed that artificial intelligence can be used to predict if a person is at risk of a heart attack up to 10 years in advance.
According to the investigation, AI technology can save thousands of lives and improve the quality of life of hundreds more patients. All because it helps improve the accuracy of CT scans used to detect arterial blockages and narrowing.
In this regard, the professor Charalambos Antoniades, director of cardiovascular medicine at the British Heart Foundation (BHF). other symptoms of arterial diseases.”
How can AI help us prevent heart attacks?
As reported The Guardian, The study was conducted with information from more than 40,000 patients who underwent a cardiac CT scan, and were followed by specialists for an estimated amount of 2.7 years.
Then, they created an artificial intelligence program to analyze this information, which in addition to adding another 3,000 cases to its database automatically, was able to accurately predict the risk of patients suffering from an attack of heart in the following years. 8 years. The accuracy rate was so accurate that it forced 45% of 744 cases to change treatments for the worse, to prevent patients from dying from a heart attack.
In general, the cases that saw their treatments changed were those who planned “significant reduction” in the arteries of the heart. Finally, Sir Nilesh Samani, director of the BHF, stated that it proved the effectiveness of “AI to prevent heart disaster cases“.