AI tool can identify the risk of heart attack ‘years before it strikes

AI tool can identify the risk of heart attack ‘years before it strikes

Caristo Diagnostics' CaRi-Heart method, which is focused on research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), uses routine heart scans to predict potential heart disease. It scans for “ticking-time-bomb” arteries that could clog and cause a heart attack. The scientific work that underpins Caristo Diagnostics was initially carried out by BHF researchers at the University of Oxford.

The technology was validated in a BHF study with 4000 patients who were followed up for nine years after their original coronary CT angiogram. They found that people with an abnormal FAI were up to nine times more likely to die of a heart attack in the next nine years than those with normal FAI readings. The study also showed that at least one-third of patients who underwent a routine coronary CT angiogram and were initially considered low risk had a much higher risk after CaRi-Heart was applied to their scan.

Researchers are also looking at how they can use the technology to help predict a person's risk of stroke and diabetes by analyzing regular CT scans. They're still working on an AI tool to recognize COVID-19 patients who are at high risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke in the future.

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