Virtually modelling surgery in real-time: a Q&A with HeartFlow

When we last spoke with HeartFlow’s founder and CTO Charles Taylor earlier this year, he explained how the company is using AI and deep learning to build 3-D models of patients’ hearts. These models provide doctors with a safer and more effective way of diagnosing cardiovascular disease.

Now HeartFlow has developed a new technology called Planner which takes things a step further by allowing doctors to virtually model surgery in real-time. This means that cardiologists can work out the best location to place things like stents before a patient even arrives at the hospital. We spoke with Mr. Taylor to learn more about Planner and HeartFlow’s expansion within the UK and its continued work with the NHS.

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