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IMAGING Management

#ICNC2019: Machine learning predicts sudden death in heart failure patient for the first time

2019 14 May

Artificial intelligence ( AI ) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias , reports a study presented at ICNC 2019. The study is the first to use a machine learning algorithm to predict sudden death in heart failure patients . The International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Underused Among Older Patients

2015 23 Jun

According to a study published in JAMA, fewer than 1 in 10 eligible Medicare patients with low ejection fraction (EF) received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) within 1 year after the heart attack despite the fact that ICD implantation was associated with a lower risk of death at 2 years after implantation.   Approximately 350,000... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Device Wearers Should Keep Safe Distance from Smartphones

2015 23 Jun

According to research presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015, cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from their smartphones in order to avoid any painful shocks or pauses in function. Dr. Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology resident in the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany,... Read more