AI Learning to "Sniff" Out Long QT
Have you ever felt your heart racing? For most people, this is a normal reaction to things like exercise, fear, stress, anger, and even love. Your heart's electrical system is sped up due to your "fight or flight" instincts. When you cease your activity or calm your emotions, your heart resumes its natural rhythm.
For some, though, that's not always the case. These triggers can cause dangerously fast and irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, which can lead to fainting, seizures, and even sudden cardiac death. Sometimes, this stems from a genetic heart rhythm disorder known as long QT syndrome (LQTS). Due to its relative rarity, long QT syndrome often goes undetected until symptoms present themselves.
However, a new artificial intelligence (AI) solution may be able to change that. According to a new study recently published, the AI solution may be able to better and more easily identify long QT syndrome (LQTS) based on a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) than what expert clinicians are able to see on their own.
Read more about the study and this new technology on the TCTMD website.
Giudicessi JR, Schram M, Bos JM, et al. Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Assessment of the Heart Rate Corrected QT Interval Using a Mobile Electrocardiogram Device. AHA Circulation. Published online February 1, 2021. doi:10.1161/circulationaha.120.050231
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