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Automated analysis of coronary angiograms using artificial intelligence: a window into the cath lab of the future

EuroIntervention 2021;17:16-17. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV17I1A2

1. National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London , London, United Kingdom
Cardiology has entered the information age, and modern medical practice now provides us with increasingly vast quantities of complex data which include electronic health records, blood tests, and imaging.

For over 30 years there have been efforts to automate the analysis of these data, including coronary angiograms. The earliest methods used manually programmed algorithms employing traditional methods such as edge detection1. However, recently there has been an explosion in medical computer vision, with significantly more complex analyses becoming possible.

“Deep learning” is the driving force behind this revolution. It represents a paradigm shift in the way we ...

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