Thursday November 14, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can Detect Signs of Irregular Heart Rhythm

The research could improve the efficiency of the EKG, a noninvasive and widely available method of heart disease screening

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The AI-enabled EKG can detect recent atrial fibrillation that occurred without symptoms or that is impending, potentially improving treatment options. Pixabay

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect the signs of an irregular heart rhythm — atrial fibrillation (AF) — in an electrocardiogram (EKG), even if the heart is in normal rhythm at the time of a test, says new Mayo Clinic research.

The AI-enabled EKG can detect recent atrial fibrillation that occurred without symptoms or that is impending, potentially improving treatment options.

The research could improve the efficiency of the EKG, a noninvasive and widely available method of heart disease screening, said the study published in The Lancet.

While common, atrial fibrillation often is fleeting and is challenging to diagnose.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect the signs of an irregular heart rhythm — atrial fibrillation (AF) — in an electrocardiogram (EKG), even if the heart is in normal rhythm at the time of a test, says new Mayo Clinic research. Pixabay

“When people come in with a stroke, we really want to know if they had atrial fibrillation in the days before the stroke, because it guides the treatment,” said Paul Friedman, Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Blood thinners are very effective for preventing another stroke in people with atrial fibrillation.

“For those without atrial fibrillation, using blood thinners increases the risk of bleeding without substantial benefit. That’s important knowledge. We want to know if a patient has AF,” said Friedman.

Researchers tested AI on normal-rhythm EKGs from a group of 36,280 patients, of whom 3,051 were known to have atrial fibrillation. The AI-enabled EKG correctly identified the subtle patterns of atrial fibrillation with 90 per cent accuracy.

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If proven out, AI-guided EKGs could direct the right treatment for disease caused by atrial fibrillation, even without symptoms.

Moreover, this technology can be processed using a smartphone or watch, making it readily available on a large scale. (IANS)

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Bengaluru- ‘The Silicon Valley of India’ Hosted a Summit on AI

The panel was joined by Kunal Jain (Analytics Vidhya), Om Deshmukh (Yodlee), Avi Patchava (Bright Money), Eric Weber (List Report) and Tarry Singh

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A panel discussion involving top industry leaders in AI discussed that despite increased interest in and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the enterprise. Pixabay

At a time when Artificial Intelligence also known as AI and Machine Learning is taking over the world, the Silicon Valley of India – Bengaluru – hosted a vibrant summit on the issue.

The summit became a strategic platform for industries and technologies worldwide to understand and leverage the latest innovations and the impact they have on our businesses and daily lives.

A panel discussion involving top industry leaders in AI discussed that despite increased interest in and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the enterprise, 85 per cent of AI projects ultimately fail to deliver on their intended promises to business, a statement from the organisers said.

The panel was joined by Kunal Jain (Analytics Vidhya), Om Deshmukh (Yodlee), Avi Patchava (Bright Money), Eric Weber (List Report) and Tarry Singh.

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At a time when Artificial Intelligence also known as AI and Machine Learning is taking over the world, the Silicon Valley of India – Bengaluru – hosted a vibrant summit on the issue. Pixabay

“It’s exciting to see more than 1,000 passionate data science professionals from diverse industries and domains (more than 500 organisations) coming together and building a vibrant Data Science ecosystem in India. Think of this group as a think tank powering hundreds of banks, every eCommerce player and travel portal in the country building algorithms to improve customer experience and deliver business value,” Kunal said.

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Eric Weber, Senior Director and the head of Data Science & Strategic Development at List Reports said: “It is incredible to see the pace of change and innovation in data science in India and DataHack is a foundational part of driving this change. There is no other conference like it and it will continue to play a key role in data science’s development across the country.” (IANS)