site.btaCardiologist Ivo Petrov Tells BTA Artificial Intelligence Will Help Surgeons but Won't Replace Them
Cardiologist Ivo Petrov believes that high technology and artificial intelligence (AI) should serve humans and medical humanism, but only under the strict control of medical teams. "AI will provide assistance and will be an instrument to improve the results of surgical practice, but will not replace surgeons," Prof. Petrov said in an interview for BTA. He heads the Cardiology and Angiology Clinic at Acibadem City Clinic University Hospital in Sofia.
"The final diagnostic decision will always be up to the physician," he said. "AI can only assist the relationship with the patient, but it will by no means be the decisive factor."
The specialist noted that AI is already helping people in all fields of medicine, from data collection through clinical discussions to applying a therapy. "Telemedical devices are very widely used, particularly since the COVID pandemic. They are very popular at present. They are built into watches and jewellery. They will remain helpful in future."
According to Petrov, lack of exercise and excessive stress which the human body cannot handle are the main causes for early neuroendocrine disorders, which can lead to hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis, among other complications.
Petrov was the keynote speaker at this year's second forum Before Tomorrow, hosted by the BGlobal magazine on May 31. Eighteen leading AI experts took part in the forum. BTA is the media partner for the initiative.