Title: Computation tools for the combat of cardiovascular heart disease

Authors: L.P. Khoo, Y.Y. Cai, Z.W. Xiong, Y.L. Lim, M.L. Wahlqvist, S.C. Fok

Addresses: School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore. ' School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore. ' National Heart Centre, 168752, Singapore. ' National Heart Centre, 168752, Singapore. ' Asia Pacific Health and Nutrition Centre, Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. ' Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia

Abstract: The paper discusses two potential applications of computational technologies to combat cardiovascular heart disease in Singapore. The first application involves the exploitation of neural networks for the risk prediction of coronary heart disease. The second application involves the potential integration of artificial intelligence and high performance modelling with clinical biology for the analysis and visualisation of atherosclerosis related structure. The implementation of these computation tools in phases constitutes initial efforts in the development of a digital clinical atherosclerosis laboratory to assist in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular heart disease.

Keywords: coronary heart disease; atherosclerosis; cardiovascular heart disease; Singapore; neural networks; risk prediction; artifical intelligence; high performance modelling; clinical biology; visualisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.005334

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004 Vol.21 No.1/2, pp.16 - 22

Published online: 25 Sep 2004 *

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