Monday May 15, 2023

AI-assisted detection of heart murmurs

Since its development over 50 years ago, the stethoscope hasn’t changed much – until now. Enter artificial intelligence (AI). On this episode, we discuss how AI, working with robust datasets, promises to enhance the newest generation of stethoscopes, maybe in the very near future.


Guest speaker:
Joe Cummings, PhD
Technology Program Director


Marilyn Sherrill, RN, MBA
PI Program Director


Show Notes:

[01:36] Deep learning AI algorithms for heart sounds

[03:04] Need for a large data set to train an AI neural network – machine learning

[04:08] Electronic stethoscopes

[05:21] Public databases: the key to development of alternative technologies

[05:33] Phonocardiogram

[07:30] Does it work?

[08:35] Adjunct tool

[09:42] “Hospitals should be buying outcomes, not technologies”

[10:15] Publications and studies to come

[10:53] Improving diagnostic accuracy over time

[12:57] Detecting heart failure (Mayo)


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