Artificial intelligence reduces the risk of sequelae from a stroke

Artificial intelligence reduces the risk of sequelae from a stroke

December 26, 2022, 20:24 PM

December 26, 2022, 20:24 PM

The use of artificial intelligence tripled the number of patients in the UK who suffered practically no sequelae after a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), the British Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

The Brainomix e-Stroke system, Developed by a company based in Oxford, it allows the diagnosis to be reduced by more than an hour and the most appropriate treatment to be chosen more quickly.

Its use in 110,000 probable cases of stroke served to increase the percentage of patients who suffered no sequelae or a lower percentage, from 16% to 48%.

Artificial intelligence helps in decision-making when interpreting brain scans and thus allowing patients “to receive the right treatment, in the right place and at the right time,” the ministry highlights.

More than 85,000 people suffer a stroke each year in England.

“Every minute gained during the initial hospital evaluation of people with stroke symptoms dramatically increases the chances that a patient will leave the hospital in good health,” Dr. Thimothy Ferris, Director of Public Health System Transformation, NHS England.

The Ministry of Health gives as an example the case of Carol Wilson who in June 2021 suffered severe muscle cramps and quickly lost his vision. An artificial intelligence program allowed him to diagnose a blood clot in his brain and opt for a thrombectomy, which allowed him to recover without sequelae.

“I was able to sit up and text my family the same day and go home and walk again two days after having a stroke,” Wilson recalls.

“Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform our health system and allow faster and more accurate diagnoses to guarantee the best treatment for patients,” says Health Minister Steve Barclay, about one of the most sensitive medical diagnoses.

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