Published on 09 Jun 2021

New artificial intelligence could speed up diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases

A team of researchers from NTU, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and National Heart Centre Singapore, have invented a new artificial intelligence tool. NTU MAE’s Assoc Prof Eddie Ng Yin Kwee, is one of the co-leads of the study. 

The device uses a machine learning algorithm, which mimics the structure and function of the human brain, and can speed up the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and can help detect patterns in electrocardiograms (ECGs) and diagnose conditions such as coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, and congestive heart failure, with an accuracy of more than 98.5 percent. 

The study was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Computers in Biology and Medicine in May. The team will now work with local hospitals to conduct further trials of their AI tool for clinical use by validating their results with a larger database of patients.