It is no secret that timely diagnoses of heart ailments can prevent heart attacks and save lives. Heart attacks are hard to anticipate and doctors generally employ the American Heart Association’s (AHA) guidelines in diagnosing them.

A new method, which employs artificial intelligence (AI) based machine learning mechanisms, could change this — according to a new study published in Science Magazine Friday, scientists have demonstrated that computers capable of machine learning can perform better than standard medical guidelines.

“I can’t stress enough how important it is and how much I really hope that doctors start to embrace the use of artificial intelligence to assist us in care of patients,” Elsie Ross, a vascular surgeon at Stanford University commented on the technological development.

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