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Anumana has launched a collaboration with Novartis to deploy a series of AI powered software solutions that will detect hidden cardiovascular conditions. The collaboration will drive development and delivery of electrocardiogram (ECG) AI algorithms to help physicians accelerate detection and intervention for patients with previously undetected life-threatening heart disease. The ECG AI algorithm is still in development and not yet FDA authorized for commercial clinical use.
The collaboration will support Anumana’s efforts to implement AI-enabled diagnostic software that can detect signals from ECGs that humans cannot interpret. Working with partners from Mayo Clinic, Anumana will deploy novel solutions that use AI to analyze an ECG, to identify undiagnosed left ventricular dysfunction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
In addition, an evidence-based, digital point-of-care solution will be developed to guide in optimizing guideline-directed medical therapies with the aim to lower risk for potentially avoidable hospitalizations and cardiovascular death.
Paul Friedman, M.D., Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic and Chair of Anumana’s Mayo Clinic Board of Advisors said “Many heart diseases develop for years before signs and symptoms appear, but the first event may be life threatening. AI enables us to uncover hidden signals our bodies transmit to detect otherwise occult heart diseases, potentially years before symptoms appear. This collaboration has the potential to transform the use of a ubiquitous inexpensive test, the ECG, with the aim of democratizing disease detection and helping medical care teams to proactively manage heart disease ahead of time and prevent some clinical events from ever happening.”