PCI Received Within 90 Minutes of Arrival

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is a procedure considered to be the most effective for opening blocked blood vessels that cause heart attacks. It is important that this therapy be given quickly after a heart attack is diagnosed.

The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC heart attack patients given PCI within 90 minutes of arrival, as compared to the national average.


Graph of heart attack: PCI Received Within 90 Minutes of Hospital Arrival

*Note: NA stands for not applicable. This means that during this quarter, there were no patients who met the specified criteria.

Source: The Joint Commission

This page was last updated: March 11, 2013

         
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