Aspirin at the Time of Arrival

Aspirin is beneficial because it reduces the tendency of blood to clot in the blood vessels of the heart. Giving an aspirin to a heart attack patient within 24 hours after his/her arrival at the hospital improves the chance of survival.

The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC heart attack patients who were given aspirin upon arrival as compared to the national average.

Graph of heart attack: Aspirin at time of arrival

Source: The Joint Commission

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