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In this study, it has been investigated that feasibility of data mining which is used to extract meaningful knowledge in order to effect to decision making processes in health field. As an example to a case study, it has been tried to obtain that determining the factors which trigger heart attacks by defining common changes in blood values of patients whom have got heart attacks previously. Success of the analysis done has been measured by testing the obtained results on a group of patients. In the study, Apriori and GRI algorithms stemming from association rule algorithms have been used; success of rule sets created by these algorithms has been investigated by making several comparisons. As the result, several patterns meant to pre-signals determining heart attacks from data of the patient group which have the blood values have been put forth.


Data mining, Apriori and GRI algorithms, heart attack

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