The AI4HF project will enable patients and carers to play a more active role in their heart failure (HF) care journey.
Despite advances in cardiovascular care, HF continues to pose a big challenge to society. It is expected that the number of patients living with HF will continue to rise, and managing HF is complex – it has many causes and outcomes.
To address current challenges in HF care and management, the AI4HF project proposes an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to predict a patient’s risk of HF and provide personalised advice on medication, diet, exercise, pacemakers, and cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
This tool will provide new and easily-accessible information to patients on their HF risk and their options for therapies and health management, which will support more meaningful shared decision-making with their healthcare provider.
By identifying and addressing a patient’s HF risk early on, this tool can help improve patients’ quality of life and future health outcomes.
To ensure the tool meets patients’ needs and preferences, AI4HF will actively engage with patients in the design and development of the tool and will take steps to increase health and digital literacy as well as trust in the AI4HF tool amongst the public.