Event Format

Virtual Event


Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 01:00 PM – Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 02:00 PM




AHA Leadership Scan

Event Host

Contact Information

Brooke Akins


AHA Leadership Scan: A Series of Virtual Panel Discussions 

How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Precision Heart Care  
Getting to the root of coronary artery disease and stenoses earlier

Thursday, September 28, 2023   
2 - 3 p.m. Eastern; 1 -2 p.m. Central; 11 - noon Pacific  

On-demand Webinar

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications have found new use in cardiovascular imaging and cardiovascular risk prediction. These applications have contributed to more precise treatment strategies for different types of cardiovascular disease, offering the potential for earlier, less invasive intervention and potentially significant savings.

This Leadership Scan episode will examine one AI-powered system developed from 10 million images of patients’ hearts gathered over a 15-year period from over 40,000 patients in landmark, multicenter clinical trials. Panelists will explore applications and benefits of machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) analysis in aiding personalized coronary artery disease care.

CCTA analysis equips physicians with information that can provide a more accurate understanding of a patient’s heart attack risk and aid in developing effective treatment plans. The technology provides a detailed vessel-by-vessel evaluation of stenoses and atherosclerosis — a shift away from how heart disease traditionally has been assessed through the use of indirect surrogate disease markers.

With more than half of heart attack patients not showing any symptoms or surrogate markers before the event, this shift in how we assess and evaluate patients is essential.

Learning objectives

  • Define and explore how AI is being used today to better diagnose cardiovascular disease.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing and how research supports its use in medicine.
  • Examine why AI applied to CCTA is promising for comprehensive coronary artery disease assessment.
  • Explore how AI can improve hospital workflows and reduce inefficiency within cardiac care.


Andrew Choi, MD, MSCCT
Co-Director of Multimodality Cardiac Imaging and Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and The GW Heart and Vascular Institute

Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC
Director Clinical Cardiology, Director CV Prevention and Wellness
National Jewish Health

James Earls, MD
Chief Medical Officer

AHA Moderator:

Chris DeRienzo, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive
The American Hospital Association

By attending the AHA Leadership virtual panel discussion "How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Precision Heart Care" offered by the AHA, participants may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education Hour toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

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