Managed Healthcare Executive December 4, 2019
MHE Staff

It’s been found recently by Geisinger researchers that artificial intelligence can examine electrocardiogram (ECG) test results to identify patients at risk of dying within a year or developing a potentially dangerous type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, according to a release from Geisinger.

Conducted in two studies, researchers used more than 2 million ECG test results from archived medical records within the Geisinger system to train deep neural networks and predict irregular heart rhythms, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), before they developed. Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

The studies are among the first to use artificial intelligence to predict future events from ECG results rather than to detect current health problems.

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