Artificial intelligence is gradually being adopted by health services to assist medics with the diagnosis of serious diseases. In one new development, scientists in Oxford, U.K. have launched an AI system for heart disease.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use long-acting inhaled bronchodilators may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes right after they start taking these medicines, a Taiwanese study suggests.
Heart disease kills more than 360,000 people a year, in the US alone. During a heart attack, a person loses blood flow to the heart muscle, causing cells to die. The heart muscle cells can't be replaced, so the body forms scar tissue, which puts the person at risk for compromised heart function and future heart failure.
When it comes to high blood pressure, a lack of exercise and a poor diet are often the primary suspects. A new study, however, finds that our skin may play a significant role in the development of the condition.
An anti-inflammatory drug has significantly lowered the risk of recurrent heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular death, all without reducing cholesterol, according to research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and shared at a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology.
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