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AI could help detect stroke, AZ cardiologist says

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Thursday, May 2, 2024   

Artificial intelligence seems to be quite the hot-button issue these days but an Arizona cardiologist contended the technology could be useful in eventually detecting stroke warning signs such as facial drooping, arm weakness and speech difficulties.

Dr. Sirisha Vadali, cardiologist at HonorHealth in Scottsdale, said if you are experiencing the signs, call 911 immediately, because there is no time to waste. She added AI is already being used as a beneficial tool to optimize efficiency, which means people are able to get the care they need faster.

"We are seeing more and more artificial intelligences coming to our play," Vadali observed. "We have heart models that are in 3D now. We can kind of do a lot with this AI going forward, and I think it is the future for sure."

For now, during American Stroke Month, Vadali wants all Arizonans to continue prioritizing good heart health by taking preventive measures such as managing your blood pressure, getting active and controlling your cholesterol.

She emphasized the message is critically important for women 35 and younger, who are 44% more likely to have a stroke than their male peers. The American Heart Association is holding this year's Go Red for Women Luncheon tomorrow in Phoenix to raise awareness and empower women and their families to take action.

Vadali noted cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., as cardiovascular disease kills one woman about every 80 seconds. She stressed nearly 45% of women older than 20 are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.

"It is also the number one killer of new moms as the leading cause of maternal mortality," Vadali reported. "That is something we don't closely pay attention to but it is a real risk factor."

Young women who are survivors of ischemic stroke tend to have two to three times higher risk of worse functional outcomes compared with their male counterparts. Vadali pointed out women are also inadequately represented in clinical research trials, since only 38% of participants are women, which is something she hopes will improve soon.


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