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Clinical applications of artificial intelligence in cardiology on the verge of the decade

Konrad Pieszko, Jarosław Hiczkiewicz, Jan Budzianowski, Bogdan Musielak, Dariusz Hiczkiewicz, Wojciech Faron, Janusz Rzeźniczak, Paweł Burchardt
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hailed as the fourth industrial revolution and its influence on people’s lives is increasing. The research on AI applications in medicine is progressing rapidly. This revolution shows promise for more precise diagnoses, streamlined workflows, increased accessibility to healthcare services and new insights into ever-growing population-wide datasets. While some applications have already found their way into contemporary patient care, we are still in the early days of the AI-era in medicine.

Despite the popularity of these new technologies, many practitioners lack an understanding of AI methods, their benefits, and pitfalls. This review aims to provide information about the general concepts of machine learning (ML) with special focus on the applications of such techniques in cardiovascular medicine. It also sets out the current trends in research related to medical applications of AI.

Along with new possibilities, new threats arise - acknowledging and understanding them is as important as understanding the ML methodology itself. Therefore, attention is also paid to the current opinions and guidelines regarding the validation and safety of AI-powered tools.

Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hailed as the fourth industrial revolution and its influence on people’s lives is increasing. The research on AI applications in medicine is progressing rapidly. This revolution shows promise for more precise diagnoses, streamlined workflows, increased accessibility to healthcare services and new insights into ever-growing population-wide datasets. While some applications have already found their way into contemporary patient care, we are still in the early days of the AI-era in medicine.

Despite the popularity of these new technologies, many practitioners lack an understanding of AI methods, their benefits, and pitfalls. This review aims to provide information about the general concepts of machine learning (ML) with special focus on the applications of such techniques in cardiovascular medicine. It also sets out the current trends in research related to medical applications of AI.

Along with new possibilities, new threats arise - acknowledging and understanding them is as important as understanding the ML methodology itself. Therefore, attention is also paid to the current opinions and guidelines regarding the validation and safety of AI-powered tools.

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machine learning, artificial intelligence, cardiology

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Clinical applications of artificial intelligence in cardiology on the verge of the decade

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Cardiology Journal

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Ahead of print

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Review Article

Published online

2020-07-10

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2020.0093

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32648252

Keywords

machine learning
artificial intelligence
cardiology

Authors

Konrad Pieszko
Jarosław Hiczkiewicz
Jan Budzianowski
Bogdan Musielak
Dariusz Hiczkiewicz
Wojciech Faron
Janusz Rzeźniczak
Paweł Burchardt

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