'; Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care – Dr Fundile Nyati

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care
a futuristic 3D graphic image of a heart EKG, perhaps representing AI artificial intelligence

When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes.

Mayo’s AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied to EKG to aid in early risk prediction and diagnosis of serious and complex heart problems. Early applications have used AI and EKG technology to show the difference between numerical and biological age, to screen for atrial fibrillation, and to detect a weak heart pump before a patient is symptomatic.

“The use of AI will help us detect diseases earlier, so that we can begin treatment sooner, and can better utilize health care resources,” says Dr. Paul Friedman, chair of the Department of Cardiology at Mayo Clinic.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Friedman discusses the latest research and applications for using AI in cardiology.

Watch: Dr. Friedman discuss AI in cardiology.

Read the full transcript.

Read more about AI and EKG applications:

Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology.

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity.

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