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According to a study, AI could help prevent sudden cardiac death

November 7, 2023 – Artificial intelligence could help predict and even prevent sudden cardiac death through evaluation of electronic health records, a brand new study says.

Scientists examined the records of 25,000 individuals who died suddenly and 70,000 individuals who were hospitalized for cardiac arrest. The patients were in Paris and Seattle. The researchers used AI to create “personalized health equations” that determined an individual’s risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest, the said American Heart Association in a press release concerning the study.

The information will probably be presented this weekend on the association's 2023 Resuscitation Science Symposium in Philadelphia.

According to the association, sudden cardiac death accounts for 10 to twenty% of all deaths. It is often difficult to predict.

“We have proposed a new approach that is not limited to common cardiovascular risk factors but includes all medical information available in electronic health records,” said Dr.

Researchers examined information from multiple million hospital diagnoses and ten million prescriptions. The data comes from medical records as much as ten years before the deaths.

“Using AI to analyze the data, researchers created nearly 25,000 equations with personalized health factors to identify those people who were at very high risk of sudden cardiac death,” the center association said.

The equations included medical details, treatment information and disorders resembling alcohol abuse.

The AI ​​evaluation identified individuals with a greater than 90% probability of dying suddenly, accounting for greater than 25% of all sudden cardiac deaths.

“The use of AI is necessary to recognize in a given subject a sequence of medical information registered over the years that forms a trajectory associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death,” said Jouven. “We hope that with a personalized list of risk factors, patients will be able to work with their physicians to reduce these risk factors and ultimately reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death.”