Mayo Clinic Research Uses Artificial Intelligence to Develop Inexpensive, Widely Available Early Detector of Silent Heart Disease

Mayo Clinic Research Uses Artificial Intelligence to Develop Inexpensive, Widely Available Early Detector of Silent Heart Disease

The Mayo Clinic has had a breakthrough by combining a simple EKG test with the analytical power of artificial intelligence (AI) they have been able to identify those people with asymptomatic left ventricular heart dysfunction.  An EKG is an electrocardiogram, a simple test that doctors use to check how your heart is working, often prior to a surgery or to check heart function to diagnose disease.  This test is inexpensive, widely available and painless to the patient.

What is asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction?

  • A weak heart pump
  • Increased risk of heart failure
  • Affects 7 million Americans
  • Reduces quality and longevity of life
  • Is treatable

Up until now there has been no easy or accurate way to screen for this asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction.  Previously, doctors were using blood draws, echocardiograms or CT or MRI scans.  All of these ways of detection are more expensive and more intrusive for the patient.  This n