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AI can predict when patients will die from heart failure ‘with 80% accuracy’




Machine learning software allows doctors to cut diagnosis time and better assign treatment.

Scientists say they have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) programme that is capable of predicting when patients with a serious heart disorder will die with an 80% accuracy rate. Researchers from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) believe the software will allow doctors to better treat patients with pulmonary hypertension by determining how aggressive their treatment needs to be.

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare blood vessel disorder whereby the heart’s pulmonary arteries harden, making them less efficient at pumping blood to the lungs. Around 7,000 people in the UK suffer from the condition, which left untreated can cause fatal heart failure.