The FDA-approved AI can quickly read an ECG and provide doctors with diagnostic information.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the numbers continue to climb. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a useful and simple test which looks at the electrical activity in the heart which helps doctors identify any issues with the rhythm or heart conditions such as a heart attack. While many doctors can interpret them, cardiologists have expert knowledge.
Cardiologs is looking to make that expert knowledge more widely available. Their AI can read an ECG and identify over 100 cardiac abnormalities and all clinically relevant arrhythmias (rhythm issues). Having machine-learning technology to detect and diagnose abnormalities accurately means doctors will have all the information to make a diagnosis more quickly or provide a crucial second opinion.
The AI has been trained on over 1.4 million recordings, and multiple publications have backed its accuracy. It can be used on 24 hour ECG monitors too; the company is also looking at how their tech can be used on smartwatches.
In January 2020, Cardiologs raised $15 million, which will help accelerate the adoption. They hope that the global implementation of the tech will decrease wait times and cost while increasing positive outcomes. They’ve raised a total of $25 million to date.