• Dr Declan O’Regan, who is involved in the heart study, said that this new approach had the potential to reveal much more than normal clinical trials in which relatively small amounts of health information is collected from patients over the course of several years.
  • The idea of storing so much information on so many hearts is to compare them and to see what the common factors are that lead to illnesses. Dr O’Regan believes that this kind of analysis will increasingly become the norm in medicine.
  • There are often subtle signs of early disease that are really difficult to pick up even if you know what to look for. A computer is very sensitive to picking up subtle signs of a disease before they become a problem.

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