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The FDA Is Fast-Tracking an Algorithm That Screens for Heart Failure

The algorithm uses 15 seconds of ECG data to screen for heart failure.
December 18, 2019

Today, the FDA granted "breakthrough status" to an algorithm that could make screening for heart failure more accessible -- both in traditional clinics and telehealth settings. The algorithm uses a deep neural network developed by digital health company Eko and Mayo Clinic. With as little as 15 seconds of electrocardiogram (ECG) data, it can identify Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF), a measure that's commonly used to diagnose patients with heart failure.

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