Artificial intelligence assists with heart attack diagnosis in NZ-led research

Doctors could soon be using artificial intelligence in diagnosing heart attacks, according to New Zealand-led research that provides a glimpse into of the future of healthcare.

The study, published today in journal Circulation, found using an algorithm combined with blood test results could provide a faster and more accurate diagnosis of patients presenting with heart attack symptoms.

"This will facilitate us to provide early treatments to those that need it and we would reduce wasted time and resources for those who do not have heart attacks," study author Dr Martin Than, of Christchurch Hospital, said.

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