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Artificial intelligence can help doctors diagnose heart defects in infants.

ISLAMABAD -- An earlier diagnosis will allow doctors to perform corrective surgery and take other actions to help newborns with heart defects. Almost half of all deaths caused by congenital heart defects occur in children who are less than 1 year old. However, there may be a solution on the way to help these infants. A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology may be able to diagnose heart problems more quickly and accurately than a medical professional to significantly improve the odds of survival. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. Dr. Kolawole Oyelese, perinatologist with Atlantic Maternal Fetal Medicine in New Jersey, told Healthline 'While only about 1 percent of babies will be born with a congenital heart defect, almost 25 percent of those children will have a heart defect that requires surgery to correct it within the first year.'

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 3, 2018
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