Forum Health Fond du Lac has introduced the new Multifunction Cardiogram (MCG) scan to identify the signs of heart disease at an earlier stage.

Leveraging advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the scan can detect several cardiac abnormalities, such as microvascular disease, myocarditis and coronary artery disease.

It also assists in the early detection of plaque instabilities, occlusions with high sensitivity, heart stiffening and rhythm disturbances.

The MCG scan serves as a preventive measure for both young individuals and the general population facing an increased risk of heart-related disease.

Forum Health Fond du Lac’s Dr Steven Meress said: “In March 2023, we performed the first round of scans; five months later, 12 out of 12 follow-up scans show improvement.

“This evidence shows how effective early interventions can be when based off the MCG scan and the positive impact on cardiac health.”

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Every scan undergoes a comparison with a database containing more than 200,000 patients who have confirmed cardiovascular disease, resulting in the assignment of an objective heart dysfunction score.

This score ranks the heart health of a patient, enabling doctors to make informed decisions and prepare personalised treatment strategies.

Forum Health CEO Phil Hagerman said: “The MCG scan uses AI to identify potential heart issues before they escalate into life-threatening conditions.

“Fond du Lac is the first clinic in our network to launch this technology with great success and we plan to expand it to other clinics.”