The arriving medical team found her body and transferred Nancy to the ER of nearby Mt. Sinai Medical Hospital. The doctors revived her from an apparent heart attack. They ordered several diagnostic tests and kept her for an overnight observation. As the various test results began to flow back in, the current doctors and the nurses in the ER realized that Nancy was treated there just three months ago for a similar episode. And like previous test results, there was absolutely nothing alarming with current test results. Her blood pressure and cholesterol level were normal. None of her arteries were clogged. Nancy never smoked. She also exercised regularly in a neighborhood gym. In fact there were no culprits that could be blamed for Nancy’s two episodes of heart attack within three months. A medical mystery shrouded her and the medical team.
That’s when, Albert, the robot walked inside Nancy’s room. A product of modern day artificial intelligence (AI), Albert unfurled its various display screens. Attending physicians then connected Nancy and Albert via various wires. Soon, Albert began its interrogation. But nothing in the background information (familial or medical) of Nancy would create any blip on any of Albert’s screens.
Like any smart sleuth, Albert then changed its tactics. From its built-in search engines, Albert pulled out the historic segments of the TV news that Nancy was watching during those two episodes. While the news reels kept rolling on two screens, another display screen stated to show the tightening of Nancy’s arteries, constricting them and blocking the blood to travel to heart to cause an imminent heart attack. In the news segments, the current strongman from US was meeting his counterpart from UK, first time in Washington, recently in London. Albert turned its search engine off. Relaxed Nancy requested a glass of martini.
Soon, a research paper would appear in the journal Lancet, alerting medical community about this new risk factor of a sudden heart attack in otherwise healthy persons.