Development of artificial neural network–based algorithms for the classification of bileaflet mechanical heart valve sounds
The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 05/17/2012
Bagno A et al. – Early malfunction detection is necessary to prevent thrombotic events in bileaflet mechanical heart valves. Following further clinical validation with an extended patient database, artificial neural network–based classifiers could be embedded in a portable device able to detect valvular thrombosis at early stages of formation: this would help clinicians make valvular dysfunction diagnoses before the appearance of critical symptoms.