AI Stethoscope Doubles Detection of Pregnancy-Linked Heart Issues
An AI-enabled digital stethoscope has been shown to identify twice as many cases of pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy.
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New research from Mayo Clinic suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) could improve the diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy, a potentially life-threatening and treatable condition that weakens the heart muscle of women during pregnancy or in the months after giving birth. Researchers used an AI-enabled digital stethoscope that captures electrocardiogram (ECG) data and heart sounds to identify twice as many cases of peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to regular care, according to a news release from the American Heart Association.
Identifying a weak heart pump caused by pregnancy is important because the symptoms, such as shortness of breath when lying down, swelling of hands and feet, weight gain, and rapid heartbeat, can be confused with normal symptoms of pregnancy.
Dr. Demilade Adedinsewo, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, shared research insights during a late-breaking science presentation at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023.
Reference: Adedinsewo DA, Morales AC, Johnson PW, et al. Screening for peripartum cardiomyopathies using an artificial intelligence enhanced digital stethoscope: A randomized clinical trial. Presented at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2023, November 10-13, 2023. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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