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FDA Clears Echocardiography AI to Aid in Fight Against Coronary Artery Disease

Jan 25, 2021

Hollywood Diagnosticss Center is always on the cutting edge with not only the services we provide, but also in the information we bring to our readers. To that note, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Ultromics’ EchoGo Pro, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered decision support tool to automatically identify coronary artery disease (CAD) in echocardiograms.

CAD indications can be subtle. Misdiagnoses happen in one out of five patients potentially resulting in poor treatment and outcomes. With the use of EchoGo Pro, clinicians have additional insights, derived from AI models trained on large datasets in Oxford, U.K. The technology improves disease prediction and supports a more accurate diagnosis. This should lead to earlier suitable interventions, reducing cardiac events and improving patient care.

“Coronary artery disease is a huge global burden, affecting tens of millions of peoples’ lives worldwide,” said Ross Upton, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Ultromics. “Heart disease is the biggest killer globally and this number is increasing daily. Our goal is to help doctors detect CAD more accurately, improving patient outcomes and saving lives.”

By automating echocardiogram analysis as part of a cloud service, Ultromics hopes to save clinicians even more time when compared to traditional on-site solutions.

“COVID-19 has placed an even greater pressure on cardiac care and looks likely to have lasting implications in terms of its impact on the heart” explained Upton. “The healthcare industry needs to quickly pivot towards AI powered automation to reduce the time to diagnosis and improve patient care. To help support this shift and save countless lives we are making the EchoGo suite as complete and automated as possible to help clinicians rapidly assess disease and provide early, appropriate intervention. FDA approval for EchoGo Pro is the next step on our innovation journey to transform echocardiography and impact patients’ lives”

EchoGo Pro is now clinically available in the European Union and the US, and is being rolled out in the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) as part of the prestigious NHSx award and assessed at The Mayo Clinic.

If you are in need of an echocardiogram, it can be done carefully and consistently at Hollywood Diagnosticss Center in Hollywood, Florida, which is the leading Diagnosticss center that features this imaging technology.

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