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Cardiological AI at Polish universities

22.11.2019

Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny (Warsaw Medical University) has recently started the research program “OVERCOME – ECG Algorithms for CRT Response Evaluation”, aimed at detecting patterns in the ECG records of patients undergoing resynchronization therapy, which consists in stimulating the heart at appropriate moments with implanted electrodes. The action of the heart will be monitored and the results of various forms of electrostimulation will be recorded for analysis. The analyzed data will also include comorbidities, results of examinations performed and qualification for device implantation. The scientific project will include the registration of digital ECG signal of patients undergoing cardiological treatment at the Central Clinical Hospital of the University Clinical Center of the Medical University of Warsaw, Banach St., Warsaw. The study will cover five hundred patients. Then ECG records will be analyzed and categorized by researchers. The ECG database including the results of the analysis will be used to train an AI. Thanks to this, artificial intelligence will be able to detect ECG patterns and predict patients’ responses to therapy. The parameters of effective cardiological therapies determined in this way will be helpful in treating subsequent patients. The scientific project is implemented thanks to the support from the National Center for Research and Development.

The technological part of the research program will be carried out by the Krakow-based company Cardiomatics. The company specializes in the analysis of digital ECG signals using its cloud system. Specialists from Cardiomatics will contribute their vast experience in training artificial intelligence. The SaaS platform developed by Cardiomatics will be used to collect, transfer and process data.

The company is also active in the field of education. It has just launched the “Cardiomatics for Education” program, under which doctors and medical students will gain access to the Cardiomatics medical platform and to specially prepared educational materials. In the era of the rapidly changing technological environment of medicine, students will gain valuable knowledge of digital technologies, in particular of AI. Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University and the Medical University of Warsaw have already joined the program.

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