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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one of death globally: more people die annually from

CVDs than from any other cause.

Most CVDs can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy

diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies.

People with CVD or who are at high cardiovascular risk (due to the presence of one or more risk

factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or already established disease) need early

detection and management using counselling and medicines, as appropriate.

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Professor John Price is a heart surgeon. He published a number of research paper in the area of

CVDs.

Dr Ben Williams as a physicist and a mathematician whose research interests are bio-medical

statistics and mathematical models.

John and Ben worked together on a Machine Learning project related to processing of ECG test data

for detecting heart diseases. They performed hundreds of electrocardiogram (ECG) tests on patients

with CVDs. Analysing ECG tests they came up with a conclusion that some heart diseases with a high

probability can be diagnosed using Machine Learning algorithms.

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