Hyderabad: Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday announced the launch of an Artificial Intelligence (AI ) tool to predict risk of cardiovascular disease.

Apollo AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk tool will help healthcare providers to predict the risk of cardiac disease in their patients and initiate intervention early enough to make a real difference.

The cardiac risk scoring tool is remarkable for its speed in processing data and its accuracy in predicting the probability of a patient developing coronary disease. Using the tool, physicians will be enabled to deliver proactive, pre-emptive, and preventive care for at-risk individuals, improving lives while mitigating future pressure on healthcare systems, a hospital release here said.

Apollo group said it has found a place in the Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 ranking released by Newsweek, the premier international news magazine and website.

The magazine in partnership with global research firm Statista ranks the world's best-specialized hospitals. It features the top 250 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, and top 150 for pediatrics among ten specialties.

Apollo Heart Centre, Chennai makes it to the list of Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 – Cardiology with a global rank of 126 and ranks No. 1 among the five Indian hospitals in the list.

Also, in the Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 – Oncology, two hospitals from the Apollo Hospitals Group make it to the list with Apollo Cancer Centres at Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital, Chennai and Apollo Hospitals, Chennai ranked at 228 and 239 respectively.

The two hospitals are among just four Indian hospitals that are on the list for Oncology. In the Paediatrics, Apollo Children's Hospital, Chennai ranked at 103 globally and one among just five Indian hospitals that are part of the Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 – Paediatrics ranking, the release added.

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