Apollo Hospitals introduce new machine to learn cardio-vascular records

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New Delhi : In recent years, the problem of heart attack can be seen much at younger age; especially in case of Indians the risk of heart attack is 8-10 years earlier than other ethnic groups all over the world. The possible reason might be lifestyle, anxiety, stress and so on. 

To help predict the heart attack risk, Apollo Hospitals, through a partnership with Microsoft's AI Network for Healthcare has the capability of applying machine learning and AI to cardio-vascular health records to create an Indian-specific heart risk score.

Reports confirmed that Heart disease is killing approximately 17 million people in the world, and a maximum case is seen in India, where 3 million people die because of CVDs (cardio-vascular diseases), which include heart attack and stroke. About 14 lakh people in the urban area and 16 lakh in the rural area suffer from heart-related ailments.

The chain of Apollo Hospitals in India is already equipped with ongoing digitization of patients healthcare history through the Azure cloud-based Prism system, and it has customer relationship management system, Ask Apollo, for booking appointments and online consultations with doctors.

A cardio health check up is now more accurate and cardio-vascular health profile of the patient is based on machine learning of all their previous patient data. AI can also predict future coronary ailments the patient might experience in the next 10 to 20 years based on these multiple factors.

The patient's health plan can be set up on the basis of possibilities, like, whether it be prescribing medicine or recommending specific lifestyle changes.

"This analysis should give us deeper clinical insights. So why does an individual with an X genetic biological presentation have disease X but not Y? Why does someone with the same lifestyle not have the same problem? Computing capacity is enabling us to take this data and generate clinical insights," explains Dr Prathap C. Reddy, who lost a patient to heart disease in 1983 because of lack of medical resources.

By adopting new development in technology Apollo Hospitals aims to meet its requirement of billion lives and ensuring the Indians to enjoy a new era of healthcare, today.