UAE: Launch of an application capable of diagnosing 45 heart diseases in 10 seconds – News

The tool uses artificial intelligence can read and analyze data from electrocardiograms



Published: Wed, Jan 26, 2022, 4:00 PM

Last update: Wed 26 Jan 2022, 11:43 PM

A new ECG app in the UAE will now have the ability to diagnose 45 heart conditions in less than 10 seconds.

The app is up to 95% accurate and can diagnose conditions such as cardiac arrhythmia, conduction disorders, myocardial infarction, ventricular and atrial hypertrophy, pericarditis, angina pectoris.

This was revealed on the third day of Arab Health as part of the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHaP) to help healthcare providers and patients use the latest innovations in reading and diagnosis of electrocardiogram (ECG) results accurately and quickly.

Dr Amin Hussein Al-Amiri, Deputy Undersecretary for the Health Regulatory Sector, said: “The app is now available for use in the UAE after being cleared by the Regulatory Sector of ministry health and is not intended for the public.The application can be used accurately and quickly read, analyze and diagnose the condition of the patient, which would be especially important in the treatment of critical cases, such as heart arrhythmia and irregular heartbeat.”

The initiative launched in partnership with ProCardio Medical Equipment Company, uses an artificial intelligence technology allowing the reading of the ECG and the analysis of the data by the paramedic teams in 10-30 seconds, whether during an accident outdoors or at home.

“It can transfer the real ECG reality image to the hospital after analyzing it. The accuracy rate reaches 95%, which can reduce time and effort and save patients’ lives,” he explained.

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Al Amiri pointed out that the trend towards the use of advanced technologies will help improve the country’s competitiveness by creating a legislative and investment environment in line with international best practices.

“It also elevates the UAE’s status as a global destination to attract global medical and digital companies and motivate them to open branches in the country. The new project is part of the ministry’s efforts to attract, license and register innovative and advanced medical products and applications that support and facilitate the work of healthcare providers and members of society,” Al-Amiri explained.

“We are also keen to promote the use of modern technology, which plays a major role in the production of medical and digital equipment and supplies,” he added.