- Cardiac arrest happens when the heart’s electric system malfunctions, causing it to beat irregularly.
- Researchers say a new form of artificial intelligence may accurately predict if and when a person will die from cardiac arrest.
- The program examines scarring in heart muscles not visible to the naked eye.
- Experts say the new technology is promising, but it should not completely replace examinations by doctors.
A new form of artificial intelligence may be able to predict with more accuracy than a doctor if and when a person will die from cardiac arrest.
In a new studyTrusted Source, researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland say artificial intelligence (AI) called Survival Study of Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk (SSCAR) might revolutionize how clinical decisions are made in the field of cardiology.
“Sudden cardiac death caused by arrhythmia accounts for as many as 20 percent of all deaths worldwide, and we know little about why it’s happening or how to tell who’s at risk,” Natalia A. Trayanova, Ph.D., a senior author of the study and a professor of biomedical engineering and medicine at Johns Hopkins, said in a press release.