Tag Archives: Detect

AI may detect AFib in just 10 seconds

Millions of Americans live with the potentially dangerous condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), but many may never get diagnosed. Dr. Vinay Mehta, medical director of cardiac electrophysiology at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said someone with atrial fibrillation can experience symptoms of the condition at irregular times. It could happen at night one day and… Read More »

Mayo initiative shows AI can detect irregular heart rhythms

Atrial fibrillation is difficult to diagnose, especially if the heart is in normal rhythm during a test. But artificial intelligence is able to detect recent AF that occurred without symptoms or that is impending. Leveraging a convolutional neural network, Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an AI-enabled electrocardiogram to detect the electrocardiographic signature of AF present… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Prostate genes make it easier to detect cancer early

This doesn’t sound like much – the recent discovery of another 17 genes that raise the chances of developing prostate cancer – when we already know of six that do the same thing. But it’s a British research ­breakthrough that promises to improve prostate cancer diagnosis. The point is these extra 17 genes, which substantially… Read More »

New Eye Scan May Help Detect Alzheimer’s

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease is difficult. Brain scans and spinal taps can detect signs of the illness early but are impractical for screening millions of people. As a result, the disease is often diagnosed via memory tests or through the observation of behavioral changes, at which point the disease may be quite advanced. Now, according to… Read More »