August 27, 2019

Machine learning algorithm predicts bleeding during CABG surgery

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

A machine learning algorithm based on data from the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry accurately identified patients at risk for bleeding during or after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, the August 23 Health IT Analytics reports.

Researchers developed the platform using a risk spectrum rather than sorting patients into either high- or low-risk categories and used retrospective risk decision models.

In the future, the model could be developed into a proactive decision tool that presents real-time data in ORs, the authors note.

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