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Top Cardiologist Dr. Amod Amritphale Focuses on Women’s Heart Health with A.I.

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Jessica Thompson, Brooklyn, New York05/19/2021

Heart health is incredibly important to understand and keep up with, but it may appear to be easier for men than women. Men’s heart health is plastered nearly everywhere and the warning signs are more obvious and advocated for. On the other hand, women are more likely to have undiagnosed heart issues and are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease than men. Because of this startling fact, one of the top cardiologists and researchers Dr. Amod Amritphale fighting for advocacy, and more awareness for women’s heart health.

The symptoms of heart disease in women are not often known or acknowledged, leaving them without necessary treatment and putting them in a very risky position for a preventable early death. More women die from this disease than men and the gap continues to grow. Without a change, women’s heart health awareness will continue to be a problem.

“We have to work on advocacy for women’s heart health; it is extremely under researched and clinicians and doctors need to pay more attention to the signs so women can have the resources and diagnostic tools they need to stay healthy and have access to treatment,” Dr. Amritphale states. As the director of the Women’s Heart Program at the University of South Alabama and the University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, and as an Interventional Cardiologist, he can provide extensive literature for highlighting the issue. “I have taken up the onus to educate women of all ages  to teach them the signs of heart disease and preventive methods so that they can seek help before it is too late,” he says. 

What’s different about Dr. Amritphale’s methodology is that not only is he advocating for, treating, and making preventative changes for women and their risk of heart disease, but he is also doing so using computer algorithm programs that he designed. He is also the Director of Cardiovascular Research at the University. “I am involved in extensive research. My focus of research is “Use of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in making better decisions in the field of medicine” and I am also using national databases like HCUP. I use this database  to develop algorithms that help identify patients who are at increased risk of bad outcomes so that we can preemptively identify them and help them before the worsening of disease processes occur. This helps people live better and live longer and prevents untimely or early death,” Dr. Amritphale says. This method is uniquely his, and he is revolutionizing how people can detect, treat, and determine cardiovascular treatment success with these programs he uses in daily practice. 

With various cardiovascular treatments and surgical processes, Dr. Amritphale is able to detect and predict whether or not patients will need to return for an unplanned readmission with his artificial intelligence computer algorithm. From the abstract from his academic study, he and his team of researchers had successful results. “We present a novel deep neural network-based artificial intelligence prediction model to help identify a subgroup of patients undergoing carotid artery stenting who are at risk for short term unplanned readmissions. Prior studies have attempted to develop prediction models but have used mainly logistic regression models and have low prediction ability. The novel model presented in this study boasts 79% capability to accurately predict individuals for unplanned readmissions post carotid artery stenting within 30 days of discharge,” (Amritphale, A., Chatterjee, R., Chatterjee, S. et al. Predictors of 30-Day Unplanned Readmission After Carotid Artery Stenting Using Artificial Intelligence. Adv Ther (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12325-021-01709-7). 

This innovation is the next step to making sure women’s heart health is properly researched, recognized, diagnosed, and treated. His advocacy and computer algorithm are seventy-nine percent accurate to determine the healing, successes of a treatment, and any risk factors that would bring the patient back within thirty days after cardiac stenting surgery clearly proving he is an authority in the field and leading researchers and healthcare providers world over to develop such novel methods to provide exceptional care to all individuals.

Right now, the move for a more intelligent approach for women’s heart health is Dr. Amod Amritphale’s goal. With new advocacy and research, he is working to improve countless lives and is revolutionizing heart health care.

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