A rule based system for diagnosing and treating chronic heart failure

Luke Vella Critien, Arjab Singh Khuman, Jenny Carter, Samad Ahmadi

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The aim of this study is to design a rule based expert system which provides doctors with a better tool to be able to manage chronic heart failure in adults. The suggested system is intended to help in diagnosing heart failure at the earliest permissible stage and subsequently suggest the best treatment for the particular case. The designed system has two facets, one related to the diagnosis and the other related to the treatment of chronic heart failure. The former part is based on the latest chronic heart failure guidelines issued by the National Health Services (NHS) - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in August 2010. The treatment for chronic heart failure is based on the latest version of British National Formulary (BNF). This rule based system is not intended to replace the specialist but it may be used to provide assurance that all diagnostic criteria have been followed and hence the best possible treatment is given. The system is implemented using the CLIPS language which is a powerful forward-chaining rule based system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI 2014 - Proceedings
EditorsMariam Kiran, Daniel Neagu, Paul Trundle
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479955381
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence - University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 201410 Sep 2014
Conference number: 14
http://www.computing.brad.ac.uk/ukci2014/ (Link to Conference Website )


Workshop14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence
Abbreviated titleUKCI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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