Using cardiovascular derangements to predict raised troponin levels

Moss, L. , Sleeman, D., Sim, M. and Kinsella, J. (2012) Using cardiovascular derangements to predict raised troponin levels. K-MED 2012 - International Workshop on Capturing and Refining Knowledge in the Medical Domain, Galway City, Ireland, 08-12 Oct 2012. pp. 46-55.

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Abstract

Myocardial damage is known to occur relatively frequently in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, and although it is not often fatal it can have adverse effects, resulting in significantly longer patient stays. Thus, it is important for clinicians to be able to predict these events before they happen. Currently, there are no tests that can predict myocardial damage, only tests that can detect myocardial damage once it has happened. Additionally, cardiac monitoring that may indicate early abnormal cardiac changes in a patient is expensive. Consequently, it is desirable for doctors, and support systems, to detect myocardial damage from the standard parameters collected for ICU patients. In this study, we have developed a model to predict myocardial damage based on cardiovascular derangements occurring before the damage. This model was developed through a series of knowledge acquisition sessions with ICU clinicians. An initial evaluation indicated that the model could predict myocardial damage in 87.5% of cases.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sim, Malcolm and Kinsella, Professor John and Moss, Miss Laura
Authors: Moss, L., Sleeman, D., Sim, M., and Kinsella, J.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Capturing and Refining Knowledge in the Medical Domain

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