WTTW: AI Technology Used to Detect Strokes at Chicago-Area Hospital

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Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in America, killing about 140,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sometimes referred to as a “brain attack,” a stroke is an interruption of blood supply to the brain caused by a blocked or ruptured blood vessel.

In the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is using software driven by artificial intelligence to detect strokes and respond to them more quickly than previously possible.

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