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‘Revolutionary’ algorithms underestimate risk to patients

Machine learning algorithms hailed as game-changers in healthcare can significantly underestimate the level of risk to patients, according to University of Manchester researchers. The study, which compared 12 families of popular machine learning models to three standard statistical models for predicting a person’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, is published in the British […]

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‘Revolutionary’ algorithms underestimate risk to patients

Machine learning algorithms hailed as game-changers in healthcare can significantly underestimate the level of risk to patients, according to University of Manchester researchers. The study, which compared 12 families of popular machine learning models to three standard statistical models for predicting a person’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, is published in the British […]

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Common hypertension drugs increase the risk of a severe COVID-19 infection

COVID-19 hits people differently. Some people experience extremely heavy symptoms, while some experience no symptoms at all. It’s been known that people with hypertension, diabetes, kidney and heart disease are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection. Now scientists from the University of Waterloo found that it’s because of medicine that these people are taking. […]

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Predicting Heart Disease: How Common Risk Factors Measure up in Individuals with Obesity

The standard approach of assessing long-term risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) works just as well for patients who are overweight as they do for patients at an optimal weight, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open. Led by Rohan Khera, MD, MS, an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at Yale, researchers found that even […]

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Machine learning helps predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients

People suffering from type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease. This is, of course, very sad and health professionals cannot predict which patients will develop heart conditions and which ones will avoid them. Now scientists from the University of Sydney used machine learning to develop a model, which can help […]

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Machine learning helps predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients

People suffering from type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease. This is, of course, very sad and health professionals cannot predict which patients will develop heart conditions and which ones will avoid them. Now scientists from the University of Sydney used machine learning to develop a model, which can help […]