AI-powered stethoscope technology approved by FDA for heart failure detection

Revolutionizing Heart Disease Detection: Mayo Clinic and Eko Health Develop AI-Powered Stethoscope

Heart failure affects over 6 million Americans and more than 11 million people worldwide, according to the CDC. This condition is associated with serious consequences, including death, hospitalization, and other comorbidities. Recently, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlighted these alarming statistics. Thanks to a newly FDA-cleared artificial intelligence developed by Mayo Clinic and Eko Health, doctors can now detect heart failure in seconds using a modernized stethoscope.

The traditional stethoscope has been in use since 1816, but it has been enhanced with AI technology to provide more accurate and convenient diagnosis. Physicians listen to the heart and lungs through this device and interpret the sounds they hear. However, to confirm a diagnosis, additional tests such as CT or MRI scans are often required. Additionally, electrocardiograms (ECGs) are used to measure the heart’s electrical activity and provide additional insights.

Connor Landgraf, CEO of Eko Health, is a biomechanical engineer who is passionate about leveraging AI to improve healthcare. Landgraf’s personal experience with pulmonary disease in his family inspired his dedication to developing better technological solutions for early disease detection. The AI program created by Mayo Clinic and Eko Health has been trained on over 100,000 patient recordings, enabling it to quickly and accurately analyze an individual’s heart strength and detect signs of heart failure.

Dr. Paul Friedman, a cardiac electrophysiologist and cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, emphasizes the importance of early detection of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. This condition is associated with serious consequences

Leave a Reply

Mookie Betts Continues to Shine as 2024 Sees First No-Hitter and New MLB Stadiums Rise Previous post Power and Progress: Mookie Betts’ Domination in 2024, Baseball News, and Stadium Issues Discussed on Cespedes BBQ
World Central Kitchen workers killed in Israeli strike during conflict in Gaza Next post Six Aid Workers Killed in Targeted Israeli Attack on Humanitarian Convoy to Gaza