AI can predict 10 years in advance if someone is at risk of having a heart attack
Artificial intelligence can be used to predict whether a person is at risk of having a heart attack up to 10 years in advance, a study has found. The technology could save thousands of lives while improving treatment for almost half of patients, researchers at the University of Oxford said.
Our study found that some patients who present to hospital with chest pain – who are often reassured and go home – are at high risk of having a heart attack in the next decade, even in the absence of any signs of coronary artery disease. their hearts.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 40,000 patients undergoing routine heart CT scans at eight UK hospitals, with an average follow-up time of 2.7 years. The AI tool was tested on another 3,393 patients over almost eight years and was able to accurately predict the risk of a heart attack.