Microsoft and Apollo launch AI-powered CVD risk score

September 14, 2018 0 By CH Unnikrishnan

As part of Microsoft’s AI Network for Healthcare initiative, Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals has launched the first-ever AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API (application program interface), designed specifically to predict the risk of the disease in the Indian population.

Doctors across the Apollo network of hospitals will now be able to leverage this AI-powered API to predict the risk of CVD and drive preventive cardiac care across the country.

Built on Microsoft Azure, this API aims to determine a more accurate CVD risk score for the Indian population. It has been developed using a combination of applied AI and clinical expertise on a large sample of retrospective data on health checks and coronary events. The scoring considers risk contributors including lifestyle attributes such as diet, tobacco and smoking preferences and physical activity as well as psychological stress and anxiety as reflected via the rate of respiration, hypertension and systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The score categorizes risk into high, moderate and minimal and also provides insights on the top modifiable risk contributors, thereby assisting physicians to consult patients in a more holistic way, while providing insights to patients for lifestyle modification and timely interventions.