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ECG for high-throughput screening of multiple diseases: Proof-of-concept using multi-diagnosis deep learning from population-based datasets
Weijie Sun · Sunil Kalmady Vasu · Amir Salimi · Russell Greiner · Padma Kaul

Electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities are linked to cardiovascular diseases, but may also occur in other non-cardiovascular conditions such as mental, neurological, metabolic and infectious conditions. However, most of the recent success of deep learning (DL) based diagnostic predictions in selected patient cohorts have been limited to a small set of cardiac diseases. In this study, we use a population-based dataset of >250,000 patients with >1000 medical conditions and >2 million ECGs to identify a wide range of diseases that could be accurately diagnosed from the patient’s first in-hospital ECG. Our DL models uncovered 128 diseases and 68 disease categories with strong discriminative performance.

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Weijie Sun (Canadian VIGOUR Centre, University of Alberta)
Sunil Kalmady Vasu (University of Alberta)
Amir Salimi (University of Alberta)
Russell Greiner (University of Alberta)
Padma Kaul (University of Alberta)

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