Heart Attack

Research shows that the treatment guidelines listed in the chart below help heart attack patients recover more quickly and with fewer complications. The data presented in this chart compares UMMC's performance according to these guidelines with national averages. For more information, please click on any of the underlined measures.

Safe and Effective Care National UMMC UMMC UMMC UMMC
  Jul.-Sep. 2012 Oct.-Dec. 2012 Jan.-Mar. 2013 Apr.-Jun. 2013
Aspirin at Time of Arrival
Percent of heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival.
98.7% 100% 100% 100% 99.2%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge
Percent of heart attack patients prescribed aspirin at discharge.
98.2% 100% 100% 100% 100%

ACEI or ARB for LVSD
Percent of heart attack patients given an ACE inhibitor or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD).

97.1% 95.8% 100% 100% 96.6%

Beta-Blocker Prescribed at Discharge
Percent of heart attack patients given a beta-blocker at discharge.

98.2% 99.2% 100% 100% 100%

PCI Received Within 90 Minutes of Hospital Arrival
Percent of heart attack patients given PCI within 90 minutes of arrival.

94.3% 100% 75% 80% 100%

Source: The Joint Commission

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This page was last updated: September 17, 2013

         
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