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


Summary: The algorithm uses 15 seconds of ECG data to screen for heart failure.
Engadget: The FDA Is Fast-Tracking an Algorithm That Screens for Heart Failure

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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