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Mayo initiative shows AI can detect irregular heart rhythms

Atrial fibrillation is difficult to diagnose, especially if the heart is in normal rhythm during a test. But artificial intelligence is able to detect recent AF that occurred without symptoms or that is impending. Leveraging a convolutional neural network, Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an AI-enabled electrocardiogram to detect the electrocardiographic signature of AF present… Read More »

The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis

There are the Sacklers, the family that controls Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. There are the doctors who ran pill mills, and the rogue pharmacists who churned out opioid orders by the thousands. But the daunting financial muscle that has driven the spread of prescription opioids in the United States comes from the distributors… Read More »