Eye tests can predict heart disease in advance

2022-08-06 0 By

According to the Economist on February 12, a study by the University of Leeds in the UK shows that a simple eye examination can detect a heart attack 12 months before it is possible, thanks to artificial intelligence technology.According to the report, AI is advancing into all areas of research with potential for development.All sectors are hoping to incorporate the benefits of this technology into their everyday uses, this time in medicine.The healthcare industry has previously made major breakthroughs in informatics in order to keep developing new drugs.A recent discovery in the field, however, could save millions of lives.Research from the University of Leeds in the UK has found that artificial intelligence (AI) technology used in optics can detect signs of a heart attack long before it occurs.To do this, patients undergo a simple eye examination.So far, ai operating eye scanners have been able to predict whether patients are likely to have heart attack symptoms in the next 12 months with 70 percent accuracy, the university reported in the British journal Nature Machine Intelligence.Until now, however, medical science had only been able to predict the likelihood of developing the condition based on medical history, along with age, sex, smoking history, cholesterol and blood pressure, so the technology represents an important step forward in detecting the disease accurately.According to the study’s authors, early detection of such heart changes would make it possible to treat the disease effectively before it occurs, thus greatly reducing the risk of death.The breakthrough could save millions of lives because heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report said.Alex Franji, lead author of the study, said: “Retinal scanners are inexpensive and are often used in optometry shops.Depending on the results of automated screening, patients at high risk may be referred to specialized cardiology services.”The system uses images of a patient’s retina to assess the size of one of the heart’s chambers, specifically the left ventricle, and the blood pressure in that chamber.After collecting this information, the AI combined with demographic data to predict the likelihood of a patient having a heart attack in the next 12 months.Are these heart tests available to everyone?That’s the main problem with this technology.The system has been tested under laboratory conditions and, despite its close resemblance to real-world conditions, has aroused widespread skepticism.Can AI detection become a reality in small eyeglass shops on the street, can these small businesses afford this advanced technology, and is it affordable for ordinary people to access it?These are questions to be solved.Disclaimer: This article is reproduced for the purpose of conveying more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: newmedia@xxcb.cn