Lead Author Type

MBI Masters Student


Dr. Guenter Tusch tuschg@gvsu.edu


Machine learning, Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, MI


Objective: This paper presents the result from performance evaluation of various machine learning algorithms in mortality prediction in case myocardial infarction patients. Avaiability of such information can be a useful tool to clinicians as well as patient in making informed decisions.

Materials and Method: The data were taken from electronic health records available through MIMIC III v1.4 database. Prediction ability was tested for Logistic Regression, Decision Tree, Random Forest and Support Vector Machine using R statistical software.

Result: Logistic Regression and Random Forest had similar accuracy of about 74%, which was the highest among all the algorithm tested. Decision Tree was found to have the worst performance with accuracy measure of around 66%.

Conclusion: Predictive analysis can be a great asset in clinical settings. Though the findings of this project could have been better, it can still be viewed as a guide for future works considering the fact that these algorithms did have a "fair" performance despite several limitations of this project.

Timsina 691.pdf (240 kB)