Breast cancer and lymphoma treatments save lives, but may make heart failure more likely for some Patients with a history of breast cancer or lymphoma were more than three times as likely to develop heart failure — a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs — compared with a similar group of patients who did not have cancer.

Machine learning techniques show promise for supporting medical decisions Several studies demonstrate how the computer science technique known as machine learning can be used to accurately predict clinical outcomes in patients with known or potential heart problems. Collectively, the findings suggest that machine learning may usher in a new era in digital health care tools capable of enhancing health care delivery by aiding routine processes and helping physicians assess patients’ risk.