Cardiovascular diseases cause about 40 percent of all deaths in Germany, making them the most common cause of death. These diseases can be detected at an early stage by means of echocardiography (ECG) and treated appropriately. Physicians currently interprete ECG data in conjunction with other information such as case history and results from laboratory diagnostics, without any software support.
Software Support for Precise Diagnostics
The aim of MediAn is to develop a diagnostic support system for cardiology. This system imports case data of various origins, in particular ECG data, analyzes them with respect to symptomatic abnormalities and makes suggestions to the attending physician for medical findings. Cardiologists are thus provided with new means for more precise and time-efficient diagnostics, especially in echocardiography.