Artificial Intelligence Helps Detect Early Heart Disease, Mayo Researchers Find

Jan. 10, 2019

A new Mayo Clinic study has found that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to an electrocardiogram (EKG) test results in an easy early indicator of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction, which is a precursor to heart failure.

The Mayo research team found that the AI/EKG test accuracy compares favorably with other common screening tests, such as mammography for breast cancer. The findings were published in the journal Nature Medicine.

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