Medical Data Analysis

Volume 1933 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 159-168


Medical Expert Evaluation of Machine Learning Results for a Coronary Heart Disease Database

  • DaDragan GambergerAffiliated withRudjer Bošković Institute
  • , Goran KrstačićAffiliated withInstitute for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation
  • , Tomislav ŠmucAffiliated withRudjer Bošković Institute

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A set of machine learning experiments was performed on the atherosclerotic coronary heart disease data collected in the regular med- ical practice, with intention to evaluate established medical diagnostic practice, investigate the relations between the results of less important diagnostic tests, and detect novel regularities in patients’ data. The re- sults of these experiments were evaluated by the medical expert for their soundness with respect to the existing knowledge in the domain, and potential for the generation of new and useful medical knowledge. The performed experiments generally verify the existing medical practice in non-invasive diagnosis of atherosclerotic coronary heart disease, but also demonstrate how the synergy of medical and machine learning expertise helps in the inference of a new knowledge and potentially could increase effciency and reliability of the medical diagnostic process.