This Software Can Predict Heart Failure

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Software developed by the Medical Research Council in the U.K. could help save lives by indicating how long a person’s heart will continue to work. Scientists from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences trialed the software on pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients.

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The artificial intelligence is able to analyze the scans and blood tests of hearts and spot warning signs that could indicate imminent heart failure. From MRI scans, the software could analyze the movement of 30,000 points within the heart at every heartbeat. When combined with the patient’s health records going back eight years and blood results the software was able to determine when the patient was likely to die within a time frame of five years to an 80 percent success rate. Find out more about this story from BBC Health.

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