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AI eye checks can predict heart disease risk in less than minute, finds study

By Andrew Gregory

04 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Could AI help predict heart diseases with just an eye scan? Guardian reports on a study that involved over 80,000 participants in the UK to confirm it.

An artificial intelligence tool that scans eyes can accurately predict a person’s risk of heart disease in less than a minute, researchers say.

The breakthrough could enable ophthalmologists and other health workers to carry out cardiovascular screening on the high street using a camera – without the need for blood tests or blood pressure checks – according to the world’s largest study of its kind.

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